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Murder by the Lake 7
„The Fourth Woman“

The dead body of a woman is found in a hops field – presented by the perpetrator hanging in a spider web on a seven meter high scaffold. It is not the first case of this kind: apparently Jutta Reike is the fourth victim of a serial killer.

Micha Oberländer (Matthias Koeberlin) and Hannah Zeiler (Nora Waldstätten) find out that the victim doesn’t correspond physically to the pattern of the other homicides. Is this the crime of a copycat?

When a swimmer is run over brutally by a motorboat on the lake, a surprise is awaiting Zeiler and Oberländer: they find evidence in the car of the victim Dietrich Falkner (Peter Strauß), that he might be the sought-after serial killer.

During a house search trophies of the four victims are found. Everything seems to fit, until Zeiler and Oberländer find out that the trophies of the fourth victim are false. Now it is obvious: there must be a second murderer, who not only killed Dietrich Falkner.

 

Commissioning Editors
Daniel Blum (ZDF)
Sabine Weber (ORF)

Director
Hannu Salonen

Writer
Timo Berndt

Cast
Matthias Koeberlin, Nora Waldstätten, Hary Prinz, Stefan Pohl, Inez Bjørg David, Gregor Bloéb, Alexander Khuon, Markus Brandl, Margarethe Tiesel, Verena Altenberger, Peter Strauß, Simone Heher a.a.

Broadcast ZDF: 01.10.2018
8.34 million viewers, 27.1 % share
14-49 key demos: 1.27 million, 13.1 % share

Broadcast ORF: 03.02.2018
497.000, 17% share