On a farm in rural Germany, something is amiss. The Gruber family has disappeared from sight, their mail lying untouched for days. Neighbors approach the farm to investigate, but they are in for a terrifying shock. A macabre bloodbath awaits them in the barn – but who could have committed such a heinous crime?
On March 31, 1922, Andreas Gruber, aged 63, and his wife Cäzilia, aged 72, were on their Bavarian farmstead, Hinterkaifeck. The holding comprised a farmhouse and barn, and it lay between the towns of Schrobenhausen and Ingolstadt, around 40 miles from Munich, Germany.
The rumor in the neighborhood was that the Grubers were a troubled family. Andreas had previously been imprisoned for the sexual assault of his daughter, Viktoria. And there were even whispers that her son, Josef, was the product of incest.