Hans Reiser Leads Police to Body of Missing Wife Nina Reiser in Deal after Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder


Hans Reiser Convicted and Leads Police to wife’s body … No Body, Nina ReiserNo Crime? In this case there was a trial, a conviction and the killer lead authorities to his wife’s body. The body of Nina Reiser finally recovered.

Nina Reiser had been missing since Sept. 3, 2006, after she dropped off her two children for a visit with their father Hans Reiser. Nina Reiser was never seen or heard from again. Her husband Hans Reiser had denied any involvement in her disappearance; however, he was the prime suspect and tried for her murder and disappearance. Hans Reiser was convicted of his wife’s murder on April 28, 2008 by a California jury of first degree murder in the disappearance of his wife, even though her body had not been found.

After all this time and the many denials, Hans Reiser has now finally lead police to the body of Nina Reiser. Her body was found on a small grave. The area where the body was recovered was less than a mile from the house where Hans Reiser lived with his mother.

The abrupt about-face came just two days before 44-year-old Hans Reiser was due in court to face sentencing on a conviction of first-degree murder returned by a jury in April.

The discovery late Monday afternoon came after Reiser, handcuffed to another of his attorneys, William Du Bois, led police through Redwood Regional Park, defense attorney Richard Tamor said.

The body was found in a grave about 4 feet by 4 feet, Tamor said. Reiser did not have difficulty locating the spot, the attorney said: “He went right to it.”

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Convicted Wife Killer Hans Reiser

As with any wife killing coward, when does Hans Reiser finally admit guilt and show where he buried his wife? When it behoves him to do so. Hans Reiser, wife killer leads the police to Nina Reiser’s body after he made a deal with the DA to reduce his sentence.

Reiser, who had proclaimed his innocence from the day his estranged wife, Nina, was last seen in September 2006, agreed to reveal the location of her body in exchange for a deal in which he would be sentenced for second-degree murder rather than the first-degree murder conviction a jury returned against him in April, according to officials with knowledge of the case.

Reiser also acknowledged that he and his wife had fought and that he had strangled her, a source familiar with the investigation said.

The maximum sentence Reiser could receive for second-degree murder is 15 years to life. Reiser had faced a term of 25 years to life under his first-degree murder conviction.

 Body found in Oakland Hills is Nina Reiser

Reiser, accompanied by his attorney William Du Bois, led Oakland Police and Alameda County District Attorney’s officials to the body early Monday afternoon.

The body was down a steep hillside that runs next to a hiking trail in the 8200 block of Skyline Boulevard. That location is just a few miles from where Reiser lived.

Just before 6 p.m. prosecutor Paul Hora arrived on the scene and was taken to the gravesite.

 Nina Reiser, Missing Since September 3, 2006

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  • Comments

    8 Responses to “Hans Reiser Leads Police to Body of Missing Wife Nina Reiser in Deal after Found Guilty of 1st Degree Murder”

    1. richard on July 8th, 2008 7:50 am

      Seems odd to me … before the deal, he could get 25 years to life. Now he can get 15 years to life. I would think that there would be a moral obligation on the state to seek a life term for murder … so, unless there was a promise that the maximum term won’t be sought, I don’t see that he’s any further ahead.

      Needless to say, what I think has no effect on what happens.

    2. da_wench on July 8th, 2008 9:01 am

      At least the family can have some closure and give Nina a proper burial.

    3. Mike on July 8th, 2008 11:08 am

      The family must have agreed to this before giving this devil a deal.

      I too hope the Judge still throws the book at him but seeing how the Justice system always seems to favor the criminals in this country I doubt it.

      I would like too know how long his defense team knew where her body was….I wouldn’t put it past them if they knew all along and just used this as their final trump card.

      He should have been sentenced to death and then they could have made a deal of life without parole. Although I’m not much for making deals with the devil.

    4. Ray on July 8th, 2008 9:58 pm

      As I remember this guy said that he did not know the location of his wife. WE HAVE HEARD THAT BULLS### BEFORE, FROM OTHER MURDERING CREEPS.
      The last person seen with the victim.


    5. Scared Monkeys on July 9th, 2008 1:04 am

      If you guys aren’t familiar with Hans Reiser, he’s a pretty interesting character from a computer-geek standpoint. He’s the inventor of a disk storage method called “Reiser File System” that (from a technical standpoint) is an outstanding product.

      There has been a lot of speculation around Reiser and his file system in computer circles because of his sordid personal life. I suspect that if he didn’t have such a shadow over his life, then many more of the computers that “run the internet” might be using his technology. But because his own freedom was in question, many enterprise-level system administrators choose not to adopt the technology he invented, even though it is technically superior to what is generally in use today.

      For the record, Scared Monkeys doesn’t utilize this technology. :)

      - dugga (not Red)

    6. Dan on July 9th, 2008 1:21 am

      Just think, our tax dollars are gonna feed him, cloth him,give him medical attention, and house him. Gee, what is wrong with this picture. All because he has rights. I feel anyone guilty of murder should lose all rights and be dealt with accordingly. Let them feel the pain and suffering they inflickted. Do to them that they have done. She had the right to live and he ended her right and life, why should he live and all of us support him and take care of him? He needs to die and as far as inhumane, no such thing, ask yourself, was it humane the way he killed her? No it wasn’t, let him feel the pain.
      God bless her and her family……..

    7. david r on July 9th, 2008 6:28 pm

      Instead of pounding out license plates, he can write programs to sell and use for restitution for her family and the government for the cost of putting him up.

    8. misskatie on July 10th, 2008 9:54 pm

      they need to make him wear pink panties and eat boloney sandwichs three times a day like they do at some prison or jail in texas..

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