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Wolfgang SCHMIDT






A.K.A.: "Pink Giant" - "The Beast of Beelitz"
Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Necrophilia
Number of victims: 6
Date of murders: October 1989-April 1991
Date of arrest: August 1, 1991
Date of birth: October 5, 1966
Victims profile: Five women aged between 34 and 66 years, and a child of three months
Method of murder: Strangulation - Stabbing with knife
Location: Potsdam/Beelitz, Brandenburg, Germany
Status: Sentenced to 15 years imprisonment and detention in a psychiatric hospital 1992

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Wolfgang "Beate" Schmidt aka The Beelitz murderer/ The Pink Giant

On the 24th of October, 1989 in the town of Brandenburg, Wolfgang Schmidt (born October 5th, 1966 in Lehnin) murdered 51 year old, Edeltraud Nixdorf, as she was outside planting tulips in her garden. The police suspected the husband of murdering his wife but in March, the following year, Edeltraud's husband committed suicide by poisoning himself with pesticide.

On the 24th of May, 1990, Schmidt raped 55 year old Christa Naujoks, then murdered her by strangling her with a cord, her body was later found in a junkyard on the 25th of May.

At the scene the investigators found pink ladies' underwear which didn't belong to the victim.

On the 13th of March, 1991, Schmidt stabbed 34 year old Inge Borkheide to death, in the woods of Neuendorf, Beelitz.

Hikers found her body a week later, Inge Borkheide had also been raped.

On the 22nd of March, 1991, 44 year old Tamara P. was walking through the woods with her 3 month old son, Stanislaw in his stroller; nearby the Russian military hospital where her husband was working. Schmidt grabbed Stanislaw out of the stroller and smashed him up against a tree, killing him instantly, he then gagged Tamara with a bra and strangled her to death.

On the 5th of April, 1991, only 14 days after the death of Tamara P. and her son, Schmidt spots two 12 year old girls in a wooded area, nearby a village church in Ludwigsfeld, he grabs hold of one of the girls and was only able to scratch at her face with a knife. The girl fought off Schmidt and escaped.

For the first time, Police were able to get a description of the man from the two girls who were attacked. And who the police believed was the man was The Beelitz murderer. A composite sketch was prepared and published.

The same day when the two girls were being questioned about their attacker, Schmidt enters the home of 66 year old Talita, in spruce forest, near Beelitz and strangles her and defiles her corpse.

On the 1st of August, two men were jogging in the woods and discovered a man masturbating with a bra on under his jacket. The two men grabbed him right there and then and handed him over to the police and that's when they arrested him.

In late 1992, Wolfgang Schmidt was sentenced to 15 years in prison, they sent him to the Forensic Hospital in Brandenburg.

Schmidt asked the court that if he would be addressed in the future as a woman and asked that his name would be changed.

In 2001, the courts granted Schmidt's wishes and his name was changed to "Beate".

Beate now is trying to push forward to getting a sex change but he/she is given hormones but not everyone respects Schmidt's desire to be a woman. "The other's are nasty to me. They say i could get a fat ass. That hurts. Then i have to cry, i cry alot now, but it helps me. I feel the more feminine inside" saids Schmidt, talking about the other inmates.



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