A director of private-equity firm EQT Partners AB who previously worked for Morgan Stanley may have been murdered as he was trying to sell his Audi A8 luxury sedan, Munich police said.
Dirk von Poschinger-Camphausen, 36, was killed by 10 to 13 gunshots, detective Markus Kraus said at a press conference in the Bavarian capital today. Police arrested three men, who are being investigated for robbery and murder. One of the suspects is a German aged 40, and a 54 year-old Macedonian and Croatian citizen is also in custody. A third person has since been released.
The body of Poschinger-Camphausen, a German native, was discovered in a delivery van in the western suburb of Laim early on Jan. 16. His car was parked nearby. Police said he had been trying to sell his Audi on the Internet. The Munich-based newspaper Abendzeitung said he'd offered the car for 54,000 euros ($77,000) as part of preparations for a move to the U.S.
Poschinger-Camphausen joined the Munich office of Stockholm-based EQT last year after four years at Morgan Stanley in Frankfurt, where he specialized in infrastructure and energy mergers and acquisitions, according to EQT's Web site.
He was last seen alive on Jan. 14 when he left his apartment in the central Munich district of Bogenhausen at about 9:30 a.m., police spokesman Markus Dengler said yesterday. His wife reported him missing that afternoon. Police are working on the assumption that Pochinger-Camphausen took his suspected killers for a test drive in the car. No weapon has yet been found.
Prior to working at Morgan Stanley, Poschinger-Camphausen spent four years at JPMorgan and Dresdner Kleinwort in London, according to EQT's Web site.