ULVILA MURDER VICTIM

…if you are a first time reader, please, start from the first post…

ULVILA MURDER VICTIM, and a few questions that will never be answered?

Ulvila murder victim was 51-year-old Jukka Lahti who was a social psychologist and farther of four children. Jukka Lahti worked for Luvata Ltd in Pori, where he was responsible for supporting workers who were facing the sack. Luvata Ltd is a company that produces copper and other metal parts. Jukka Lahti had received death threats for several months, and the first investigating officer in the case, Juha Joutsenlahti, thought that the murder was about revenge.

Ulvila home and victim Jukka Lahti RIP

Ulvila family home, and victim Jukka Lahti R.I.P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The victim’s wife, Anneli Auer, claimed that a masked outside assailant stabbed her husband several times. She had also received a stab wound through her breast while trying to fight off the assailant. She then ran off to the telephone in their kitchen to make an emergency call. Her eldest daughter, then nine, woke up and was left to attend the phone, while mum was asked to check whether the intruder was still in the house.

If the murder was about revenge, what was it about? Had someone lost their job, and then possibly their home, and their wife? Did someone hold Jukka Lahti responsible for their own personal misfortunes?

Had Jukka Lahti offended someone in the sleepy Ulvila suburb? Jukka Lahti was known to be a straight talking man. He was also known to be sceptical about the existence of God. Had he offended someone’s religious sentiments? Ulvila is near Pori in Satakunta province West of Finland, which has a long history with religious movements like Laestadianism and Pentecostalism.

Did Jukka Lahti know something he had to be silenced for? Had someone told him sensitive information? Was the murder done by a hit man? Why didn’t the murderer say anything, was he perhaps a foreigner, or didn’t he want to be identified from his voice?

It turned out that Jukka Lahti had called several times Porvoo police department, hundreds of kilometres from Pori, only weeks before his death. Someone in that police department had looked into Jukka’s information on their database. No one in the Porvoo police seems to know why Jukka Lahti had contacted them, and who had accessed his data and why? Who was that information passed on to? What were these phone calls all about?

Finally, who killed Jukka Lahti and why? It was not his wife Anneli Auer, that I am sure of. She was acquitted by the Appeals Court in July 2011, and the so called new evidence the prosecutors have, is just ridiculous.

 

 

Changes in the line of murder inquiry

…story continues from the previous post…

A year after the murder the first investigating officer Juha Joutsenlahti tried to transfer the Ulvila murder case investigations to The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), as no progress was happening. Over 750 DNA samples had been analysed, and a wrong man arrested for a week in July 2007.

Finland’s National Police Commissioner Mikko Paatero decided suddenly to intervene. He prevented the transfer to the NBI, because according to him Satakunta police force (read Pori police) were able to handle the case. Mr Paatero had the confidence, as he himself comes from the same area of Finland. A new investigating officer, Pauli Kuusiranta, was appointed in August 2008.

 

From now on the only line of investigation was that the wife, Anneli Auer, must have been the perpetrator. The previous investigating officer maintains to date that Anneli is innocent. This disparity has caused frictions in the Satakunta police force, that have manifested in speculation and gossip. A year and half’s investigations were disregarded by Pauli Kuusiranta, who took the easy option of nailing the wife.

In February 2009 an undercover officer is planted in Anneli Auer’s and her children’s life as a prospective new boyfriend. The officer led her to believe that there was potential for a long lasting relationship, and Anneli’s children took a liking to him. The undercover officer did not find any evidence to support any of the crimes that Anneli has been accused of.

Considering the loss that Anneli and her children had already suffered, planting an undercover officer offering false hope of a new brighter future, was a very underhand tactic, that conventionally is used only in narcotics and organised crime investigations. The only outcome was further suffering for a vulnerable family, and their total loss of trust in other people’s motives.

27.09.2009 Anneli Auer is arrested, and jailed the day after, for the murder of her late husband. Her children are taken away temporarily to a children’s home. Three days later the police claimed that Anneli had confessed to the murder. It turned out that the “confession” was illegally obtained under duress and coercion. The police was pressurising her and presenting false information to both her, and her eldest daughter, then 12 year’s old. Sleep deprivation, police trickery and the absence of her lawyer later invalidated the “confession”.

To be continued…I will also add links to all the relevant names mentioned in the article.

Crime Case of the Century in Finland

The Ulvila murder case – The background

In December 1st in 2006 a family of four children had gone to bed in a small town called Ulvila in Finland. At 02.43 am an emergency call was made by the mother and her oldest daughter, then nine years old. In the call they tell that there is an intruder in the house killing the husband, and they plea for help with desperate voices. In the emergency call recording the husband’s cries for help can be heard in the background. He is calling his wife by name to come and help. Also the sounds of the battle can be heard, the sounds of someone hitting an other person, and furniture moving.

The police arrived to the crime scene promptly, about two minutes after the emergency call had finished, but it was too late for the husband, who was declared dead at the scene. The wife had received a stab wound through her breast that punctured her lung. She was taken to the hospital, where she was later interviewed by the police. The intruder had managed to flee the scene before the arrival of the police.

The wife and daughter tell the police that a masked man wearing a black hoodie had broken into the house through a glass window on their patio door. The man had attacked the husband and stabbed him several times as they were battling in the bedroom. The husband had also been hit by a blunt instrument in the head to finish him off while the emergency call was going on.

The wife and her four children (aged 2, 4, 7 and 9.) continue their lives without dad. Anneli, now a single mum, is feeling lonely and decides to go on a popular and well known dating site to have a chat. There she meets my brother, also a single dad of two boys. They meet up, it is now a year after Anneli’s husband’s death. On their second or third date Anneli reveals who she is and what has happened in their family home a year earlier. Despite warnings of his friends (“she will bring you trouble”), my brother decides to go on dating Anneli. In his own words :”I didn’t think the family had lepracy. They were victims of a horrific crime”.

Anneli and my brother dated about six months before my brother decided to move back to his hometown Helsinki in spring 2008. They remained in friendly terms.

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