In 1953, Egon is a young member of the force when the disfigured bodies of Erik Obendorf and Yasin Friese are uncovered at a local construction site. Out on patrol, he sights Ulrich Nielsen, covered in blood, heading into the forest, and arrests him for the murders of the boys. Ulrich admits to the murder of young Helge Doppler, but then insists that because the two other boys are still dead, that Helge is still alive, to the confusion of Egon and the other officers.
In 1986, the soon-to-retire Egon is investigating the mysterious disappearance of Mads Nielsen. He suspects Mads' older brother Ulrich is somehow involved, and maintains a strong prejudice against him. When Mikkel Nielsen comes to the Winden Police in search of his father Ulrich, Egon suspects he has beat Mikkel up to force him to play a prank. Later, when Hannah Kahnwald falsely accuses Ulrich of raping Katharina Nielsen, he has Ulrich arrested, and does not believe Katharina's protestations.
As part of the investigation, Egon approaches Helge Doppler, who was working at the Winden Nuclear Power Plant on the night of Mads' disappearance. Helge begs off the interview for two days and then, when Egon wonders why Helge would have taken the state highway home instead of the more direct forest road, Helge makes an excuse to leave the interview. Helge never returns, and the case goes cold with Egon's note "Why not forest road?" never answered.
Egon was also called upon to investigate the mysterious deaths of 33 sheep. Dr. Schaller, a veterinarian, informs him that the sheep all died of cardiac arrest, probably from panic, but also that all their eardrums had been ruptured.
Cause of death: he fell and hit his head on a table or some such object; this caused him to die minutes later.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ "The White Devil" Dark Season 2 Episode 7.
- ↑ "The Travelers" Dark Season 2 Episode 4. The newspaper article on Egon's death states that he had been a member of the police force since 1949. He likely had to be at least 18 to get the job, placing his birth surely before 1931. Additionally, the age of his daughter in 1953, approximately 10 or 11, pushes his date of birth most likely into the 1920s, be it early, mid, or late, unless he would have conceived Claudia at the age of 11 or 12.
- ↑ "As You Sow, so You Shall Reap" Dark Season 1 Episode 8. Additionally, the age of his daughter in 1953, approximately 10 or 11, pushes his date of birth most likely into the 1920s, be it early, mid, or late, unless he would have conceived Claudia at the age of 11 or 12.