OUTGOING U.S. AMBASSADOR DISCUSSES WEISFEILER DISAPPEARANCE
(Aug. 6, 2007) In a Friday interview with Chile’s Bio Bio Radio, outgoing U.S. ambassador Craig Kelly said that he was confident that authorities were closer to solving the 1985 disappearance of Boris Weisfeiler, a U.S. mathematics professor.
Kelly credited the advances made in the case to the opening up of Colonia Dignidad, an infamous German cult-colony formerly run by convicted pedophile Paul Schaffer.
During the interview, Kelly discussed the ongoing investigation into the disappearance.
“The F.B.I. is coordinating an investigation with Chilean authorities (…) we are hopeful that, with change at “Dignidad”, we will find more information.”
“Since the arrest of Paul Schaefer and others, we have new possibilities. This (solving the case) is one of the embassy’s greatest promises, and we are working hard on it. I believe that, with changes at the community, we will be able to work on this case more than in the past because we will have more possibilities,” Kelly added.
Boris Weisfeiler, a naturalized
Pinochet’s government maintained that Weisfeiler had simply drowned while hiking near a river.
While the full story behind the cult-colony is still unknown, it is certainly one of the cruelest and most bizarre stories in
Besides ruling his followers with an iron fist, Schafer turned the colony into a torture center used by Pinochet’s secret police force during the 17-year dictatorship. He is also accused of sexually abusing as many as 10,000 children over a period of 40 years. It was not until
The Santiago Times maintains an in-depth archive of the Boris Weisfeiler case, and Olga maintains a website dedicated to her mission for truth at http://boris.weisfeiler.com.
SOURCE: EL MOSTRADOR
By: Matt Malinowski (email@example.com)