The Jeremiah Duggan Case — The FactsSept. 25, 2007 (EIRNS)—The Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee issued the following release today.
Jeremiah Duggan, a 22-year-old British student, died after being struck by traffic on a road outside Wiesbaden, Germany on March 27, 2003.At the time Duggan was studying at the University of Paris, and had travelled to Germany to attend a conference sponsored by the Schiller Institute. Several hundred other people also attended the conference, which centered on the Eurasian Landbridge: a solution to the global strategic crisis.
German police concluded that Duggan committed suicide by running across a two-lane highway, the Berliner Strasse, and colliding with two private cars in the early hours of March 27th. According to witnesses interviewed by German police, Duggan physically "leapt" into the path of the cars, suffering fatal injuries to the head when he was struck.
German police found no evidence of any third-party involvement in the incident.
Those findings have since been upheld by both the General State Attorney in Frankfurt and the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt, the highest criminal court in the state of Hesse.
On July 14, 2003, a member of Britain's Metropolitan Police Service concluded that Jeremiah's death had been "fully investigated" in Germany. According to a note recently released under the U.K.'s Freedom of Information Act, the Met Police had been assured that all relevant witnesses to the incident had been interviewed, and that any possible third parties had been ruled out.
Four months later, British coroner Dr. William Dolman concluded at an official inquest that Jeremiah died as a result of being struck by two vehicles, stating that there were "no issues" that needed to be taken up with the German authorities that first investigated the incident.
Again, no evidence of third-party involvement was adduced at that inquest.
The Schiller Institute has always maintained that it had no involvement whatsoever in Jeremiah's death, and has expressed its sympathy to the Duggan family.