Rolf Heller dies in his adopted home of Weimar in October. Now it is becoming public that the former president of the Bundesliga soccer club Eintracht Frankfurt was apparently the victim of a violent crime. The public prosecutor is investigating against two suspects.
The former president of the Bundesliga soccer club Eintracht Frankfurt, Rolf Heller, has apparently been the victim of a violent crime. As reported by Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), a spokesman for the Erfurt public prosecutor's office confirmed the relevant research. Two suspects are being investigated on suspicion of a homicide.
According to the public prosecutor's office, no arrest warrants have been issued against the two suspects because there is still initial suspicion. This is only possible if there is an urgent suspicion of a crime. According to the public prosecutor's office, a week after Heller's death, relatives of the ex-president contacted the police with their suspicions. The body was then autopsied, and evidence of third-party negligence was found.
Heller's successor as President of Eintracht Frankfurt, Peter Fischer, called Heller's widow the deceased's "own goal" at the club's commemoration, causing astonishment. At the actual commemoration, representatives of the association were unloaded, said Fischer. As HR reports, Fischer's speech was about difficulties in the marriage of the two spouses.
At HR's request, the widow's lawyer said his client "loved her husband dearly and didn't kill him." He believes "under no circumstances" in it. Referring to ongoing investigations, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office declined to comment on who the suspects are. Fischer himself told the "Bild" newspaper: "I'm shocked to the max. I can't imagine it at all."
Heller died on the night of October 23 in his adopted home of Weimar at the age of 78. He has held various positions for this year's Europa League winner for more than two decades. Shortly after the club's first relegation to the Bundesliga in 1996, Heller took over as president, four years later he was replaced by the current incumbent, Peter Fischer.