An American who allegedly dumped two US tourists in a ravine in Germany likes to take his cat for walks on a leash and play Dungeons and Dragons, it has emerged.
Troy B, 30, rammed Eva Lui, 21, and Kelsey Chang, 22, into the Neuschwanstein ‘Cinderella’ castle in Bavaria – killing the 21-year-old and injuring her friend.
The alleged killer lives with his brother Trevor, 34, in a small house in Lincoln Park, Michigan.
He was unfriendly and never greeted anyone or looked them in the eye, his neighbor told German newspaper Bild.
The brothers mostly stayed inside, the neighbor added, only being seen outside ‘walking their cat in the garden’.
Kelsey Chang (pictured), 22, who survived being thrown 165 feet down a cliff from Germany’s ‘Cinderella’ castle, has left hospital
Eva Liu (pictured) and Ms Chang were promised ‘romantic scenes’ by Troy B
Troy B is also allegedly a regular at the library in his hometown of Allen Park, where he spends his time playing Dungeons and Dragons.
The brothers would often leave for weeks at a time to ‘work in the oil fields’, but even when they were home, the house was very quiet, the neighbor said.
A camping chair and snow shovel standing on the porch apparently hadn’t been moved in years.
Troy B’s parents live in the small town of Monroe near Lake Erie, just 30 minutes away.
His mother, Mary Elizabeth B., told a reporter that her son was not even in Germany, except that he appeared to have been arrested in Bavaria last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, her husband said on the phone that he had to ‘find out what happened’, before adding that he would not comment further.
Former classmates of Troy B. at Allen Park High School near Detroit said he was a shy and introverted boy who played in the school band and had a girlfriend.
A former friend of the alleged killer, with whom he spent several summers at a camp, said he was ‘introverted, shy, quiet and a little strange’ but ultimately friendly.
He said that doing something like an invasion of Germany would be the opposite of ‘the Troy he knew ten years ago’.
In the brutal attack, Ms Liu and Ms Chang were thrown into a ravine, allegedly after Troy B tried to sexually assault the 21-year-old.
He fell to his death from the slope, but his 22-year-old friend Ms Chang miraculously survived after she was stopped by a tree branch.
He was released from hospital in the town of Murnau am Staffelsee on Saturday after suffering cuts, bruises and bruises.
The suspect, named in German media as Troy B, fled the scene, but was taken to a police station in nearby Füssen following a police operation involving 25 emergency vehicles on Wednesday afternoon.
Troy B now faces murder charges and will not be extradited from Germany.
The suspect, who traveled to the country in early June and was staying at a boarding house in Oberstdorf, allegedly lured women with a scene commonly used in selfies before launching his attack.
It is believed that the two women were attacked around 2.30 pm on Wednesday.
Police say they met Troy B near the Marienbrook Bridge, a narrow footbridge that crosses 300 feet over a gorge at its highest point – with a stream and waterfall below – and offers stunning views of the castle.
Police said Troy B led them to follow him down a secluded path that led to a vantage point, where he ‘physically assaulted’ the 21-year-old.
When his friend tried to intervene, he allegedly choked her and pushed her down a steep slope.
He fell 165 feet next to his friend. The couple were airlifted by helicopter, but the 21-year-old died in hospital from injuries sustained in the fall.
The 30-year-old man has been arrested on charges of murder, attempted murder and a sex offence. He was seen handcuffed and scratching his face in a video taken by another tourist from the scene.
Police said he ‘made his statement in court’ after refusing to speak to investigators. Under German law, suspects must appear before a judge in a closed-door hearing at the end of the day of their arrest if investigators want to keep them in custody.
Three tourists were staying at the same Munich hotel. The victims did not know their assailant but went on a trip to the world-famous castle on the same day. 6,000 people visit the fort a day.
According to police, the women encountered the 30-year-old American tourist on a trail on or near the Marienbrück bridge, which is extremely popular because it offers a view of the 19th-century Neuschwanstein castle – which receives about 1.4 million visitors each year.
The footage shows the scene from a distance, with several tourists looking up at a cliff hundreds of feet away as the helicopter descends.
The video zooms in and the woman is visible on the side of the cliff, sitting close to where the fallen tree stopped its fall.
Rescuers are descending on him. Another clip, published by MailOnline, shows one of the two women being lifted onto the plane.
Troy B fled the scene, but was caught after a massive police operation involving 25 emergency vehicles. He was taken to a police station in the nearby city of Fussen.
A witness video posted online showed a man wearing a T-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap being led away by police in handcuffs.
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