FBI ON MISSING GERMAN BUSINESSMEN PROBE
By STAFF WRITER
Guardian News Desk
The FBI is assisting local detectives with their investigation into the disappearance of German businessman Johannes Maximillian Harsch, police have confirmed.
The 46-year-old who lived alone in Fernandez Bay, was last seen on Sunday, May 2, having a meal at the Hawk's Nest restaurant at around 10.30 p.m.
Superintendent Leon Bethell, commanding officer of the Central Detective Unit, confirmed that local detectives took security camera footage taken from Harsch's home to the FBI for enhancement. According to Bethell, police still have the incident classified as a missing person investigation, although homicide detectives were on the case.
Police found Harsch's home secure, his truck untouched, his yacht tied up to a dock, and his aircraft sitting on the New Bight airport runway undisturbed; however, they fund no trace of Harsch, who reportedly had a disagreement with another resident on the island. The resident thought Harsch was too friendly with his teenage son.
Police arrested and questioned three persons about Harsch's disappearance but there was no evidence to file charges.