Gerwald Claus-Brunner

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Gerwald Claus-Brunner
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Member of the Berlin House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1972-05-19)19 May 1972
Harrislee, Germany
Died19 September 2016(2016-09-19) (aged 44)
Berlin, Germany
Political partyPirate Party Germany

Gerwald Claus-Brunner (19 May 1972 – 19 September 2016) was a German politician and member of the Pirate Party Berlin, which is a branch of the national Pirate Party. He entered the state parliament of Berlin when the Pirate party won 15 seats in the 2011 Berlin state election.[1]


Claus-Brunner was found dead on 19 September 2016 along with a 29-year-old man Jan Mirko L. in an apparent murder suicide.[2][3][4][5]

The autopsy came to the result that Claus-Brunner had committed suicide and that the 29-year-old man had been killed days earlier. On 21 September, a parcel service gave an undeliverable parcel to the police; Claus-Brunner had sent it to a former longtime companion. The parcel contained a letter in which Brunner confessed to having killed the man. Brunner had been in love with him; Brunner's final twitter tweet was a photo of that man.[6]


  1. ^ "Gerwald Claus-Brunner, PIRATEN" (in German). Der Präsident des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Berlin Pirate politician Claus-Brunner in 'murder-suicide'". 21 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2016 – via
  3. ^ "Piraten-Politiker Gerwald Claus-Brunner (44) tot aufgefunden". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  4. ^ (, Deutsche Welle. "Berlin Pirate politician Gerwald Claus-Brunner dies - News - DW.COM - 20.09.2016". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Murder adds to shock of German politician's suicide". Retrieved 22 September 2016.
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