Diethelm Baumann was 30 years old when he was murdered. His body was found outside a members-only social club in Manchester, New Hampshire, more than 25 years ago, and the person responsible for his death has yet to be brought to justice.
On Feb. 26, 1993, officers with the Manchester Police Department were dispatched to the rear of The Lafayette Club on Canal Street after receiving a 911 call about a shooting, according to the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found Baumann, a German citizen, dead from a gunshot wound to the face.
Two or three people were outside in the alley when the shooting occurred, and about 75 to 100 people were inside the club.
None of them were able to identify the shooter.
A woman who was with the victim at the time of the shooting told the police that the shooter was a white male with dark hair, and he had a mustache.
With a description of the perpetrator, authorities were able to develop a sketch and release it to the public.
Detectives later ascertained that Diethelm Baumann and the shooter knew each other and that Baumann was last seen driving a “snow-covered pickup truck, according to WMUR TV.
Although Manchester police conducted an investigation that spanned several months, no arrests have been made in connection with Baumann’s death, leaving his case unsolved.
Anyone with information regarding the unsolved murder of Diethelm Baumann is encouraged to contact the New Hampshire Department of Justice at (603) 271-3658.