The 6-foot statue, which first appeared without warning a few years ago on the very tip of Grünten mountain, has mysteriously vanished, according to local paper Allgaeuer Zeitung.
Yet despite the police’s involvement in investigating the disappearance, they’re puzzled over whether it actually constitutes a crime. Given that the statue’s owner and builder is unknown, there is technically no victim.
“We don’t know whether it is a criminal offence or not,” police spokesman Holger Stabik told Allgaeuer Zeitung. “Every possible clue is being investigated – but so far there are none.”
According to Mashable, all that’s currently standing on the statue’s prominent peak is “a stump, sawdust and lingering mystery.”
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