Case 55: Simone Strobel

An episode of the Casefile True Crime podcast

21 Ratings

On February 11th, 2005, a group of four German backpackers arrived into the NSW Northern Rivers City of Lismore.

25-year-old Simone Strobel, her 24-year-old boyfriend Tobias Suckfuell, Tobias’ older sister 28-year-old Katrin Suckfuell, and Katrin’s friend Jens Martin aged 25.

Simone and Tobias had arrived in Australia six months earlier on a working holiday visa. They planned to travel around the country while working odd jobs and enjoying the Australian lifestyle.

On the Australia day holiday- January 26th, 2005, Tobias’ sister, Katrin and her friend Jens arrived to meet them for a month long trip.

They were excited to see each other and Simone and Tobias picked them up at Brisbane airport. From there, the foursome travelled north to the Great Barrier Reef. After that, they headed south and ended up at Lismore.

Up until the time they reached Lismore, Jens described it as the best three weeks. Everyone had gotten along really well…



Researched and written by Anna at A.G.P Stories.




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‘Have You Seen Simone?’ – Virginia Peters



Over 100 articles by The Northern Star Newspaper i… – The Northern Star

Tobias fears for girlfriend Simone, missing in Lis… – The Northern Star

Body may be missing German backpacker – The Northern Star

Fear grips town as woman’s family mourn their ‘ang… – The Sydney Morning Herald

“How did my daughter die?” – The Sydney Morning Herald

Simone’s boyfriend lashes out at police after body…– Gladstone Observer

Simone Strobel murder: German police offer reward – The Sydney Morning Herald

Suckfuell denies killing girlfriend Strobel – Daily Telegraph

Detectives still on the case – The Northern Star

Suspect living on wild side in South Africa – The Sydney Morning Herald

NSW murder case reward sparks fresh hope – SBS

Diary of the Strobel inquest – ABC

Witness struggles to explain delay reporting Simon… – The Northern Star

Simone Strobel vanished after lovers’ tiff with bo… – The Northern Star

Inquest hears Strobel boyfriend suspected in death – ABC

Strobel killed within caravan park, inquest hears – ABC

‘Reasonable suspicions’ Tobias killed Simone: judg… – Echo Net Daily

Inquest adjourned pending more evidence – ABC

Suspected killer free, but DNA may get him one day – Brisbane Times



WATCH: Lismore’s most notorious unsolved murder – The Northern Star



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Saturday, July 15th 2017