What Happened To Herman Knippenberg? Wiki & Facts

Herman Knippenberg broke the case of French Serial killer Charles Sobhraj who killed more dozens of people.

Charles Sobieraj is a French serial killer, fraudster, and thief, who preyed on Western tourists throughout the hippie trail of South Asia during the 1970s.

Sobhraj was best known as the Bikini Killer due to the attire of some of his victims, as well as the Splitting Killer and the Serpent, due to his cunning deception and evasion.

Where is Herman Knippenberg now? What is “The Serpent”? How did He help to solve the case of the serial killer? Learn more about the following topics in detail.

Herman Knippenberg Bio & Personal Life; Wife           

Herman Knippenberg is around 76 years. However, his exact date of birth isn’t uncovered at this point.

He is Diplomat by profession and belongs to Dutch nationality.

Knippenberg has been hitched twice. He was previously together with Angela Kane before the divorce.

Later, Herman hitched to his second spouse Vanessa. As of now, he lives with his wife Vanessa in New Zealand.

The diplomat is currently resigned and lives openly in Wellington.

Herman Knippenberg’s The Serpent

The Serpent is a crime drama serial developed by Mammoth Screen and commissioned by the BBC.

It is based on the crimes of serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who murdered young tourists between 1975–2000.

The series was shot on location in Thailand, until the COVID-19 pandemic which halted production for five months from March 2020.


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The Serpent” portrays the detailed investigation carried out by Herman about murders of Dutch tourists and the way he uncovers clues leading to Sobhraj.

The Algerian-French actor Tahar Rahim landed the role of Charles Sobhraj.

Likewise, Co-producer Paul Testar joined the development process in 2014 and was tasked with accumulating research to support the storytelling.

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