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Missing Poker Pro Found Dead in River

Tags: death, dna test, Johannes Strassmann, Ljubljana river, rip, Slovenia.
Posted on 01 July 2014 by "T".

German poker professional Johannes Strassmann, who went missing last week in Slovenia, was confirmed dead a few days ago after a DNA test. Strassmann was visiting some friends in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana and was reported missing on June 21.

The police tried their best to find him by carrying out out numerous operations in the country involving helicopters, search teams and search dogs. On Friday morning, police found a body in poor condition of the banks of the Ljubljanica River in Ljubljana and immediately ordered a DNA test.

The DNA test confirmed that it was the 29-year-old Johannes Strassmann's body they had found. His cause of death was reported as accidental drowning. Duc Ngo, a friend of Strassmann, was with Strassmann's family when the DNA test was confirmed. Below is his statement:

"dear friends,
we are all endless sorry to confirm that our friend johannes strassmann is dead. the death time was saturday midnight. there was no indications of a violence impact. death cause is drowning. it was a terrible accident. johannes was not involved in an illegal poker game. he was just visiting some old friends here in ljubljana. everything was just fine until this accident."

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4 comments on "Missing Poker Pro Found Dead in River"

 doubletop77701/07/2014 08:27:32 GMT
What a tragic story and my thoughts go out to his family in this terrible time. To lose your life in this terrible way is just tragic and may he rest in peace. My thoughts again to his family
 RoninHarper01/07/2014 13:54:28 GMT
Sad day mates

My thoughts go out to his family and I shall pray for his soul to find peace.
Hope this tragic loss can somehow be lessoned for his family by the comfort offered from his other loved ones.
 Heskor01/07/2014 14:21:52 GMT
Yeah this has a bad ending i as hoping for a good one, like he was enjoying like somewhere like partying or something or was in jail even. Anyway sad story and my sympathy goes to his family and friends, this is really terrible news and see how life short is that is why if you have a dream like playing poker at the world stakes, better aim for it as you do not know what life has in store for you!! Sad
 Macubaas01/07/2014 19:19:31 GMT
Even though i had hopes i was afraid right from the beginning that this may be the outcome of this story...

Now i hope that police will make a serious investiation and find out if really his death was an accident or not.

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