The body of 36-year-old EQT Partners director Dirk von Poschinger-Camphausen was found in a delivery van in a Munich suburb over the weekend.
“There’s no doubt that he was murdered,” a police spokesman told Bloomberg news over the weekend.
At a press conference Monday, Munich police said von Poschinger-Camphausen had been shot 10 to 13 times and confirmed speculative reports in the German press that the killing may have been connected to his attempt to sell his car over the internet, Bloomberg reported. He was reportedly trying to sell his Audi 8 luxury sedan for €54,000 ahead of a planned move to the US.
The car was found near the delivery van in which von Poschinger-Camphausen’s body was discovered on Saturday. He had been reported missing by his wife on Friday afternoon.
Three suspects had been arrested in connection with the alleged robbery and murder, one of whom has since been released, Bloomberg reported. The two still in custody were described by police as a 40-year-old German and a 50-year old Macedonian and Croatian citizen.
“It is with great sadness and dismay we learned that our dear colleague Dirk von Poschinger-Camphausen was found dead by the Munich police this weekend,” said a statement issued by EQT on Monday.
“This is a horrible tragedy for Dirk’s family as well as for EQT and our thoughts go to Dirk’s wife and two young daughters. We are doing everything we can to support them at this difficult time.”
Von Poschinger-Camphausen joined the private equity and infrastructure investment firm last year, having previously spent four years focused on infrastructure and energy M&A for Morgan Stanley.