A suspect has been apprehended in the case of the Holocaust survivor who was found bludgeoned to death in his East Side apartment last week. Angela Murray and a male companion were observed entering Guido Felix Brinkmann’s apartment Wednesday night, and their path traced from use of the credit cards and Honda Civic they allegedly stole from him. Murray is charged with murder and robbery; the companion is still at large. The New York Post had heard that Brinkmann brought prostitutes to his home, and speculated that this may have been the murderers’ means of access. Brinkmann, who was held at Auschwitz during WWII, ran the popular East Side singles joint Adam’s Apple in the 1970s, and once took a beating rather than open the club’s safe for robbers. After his murder, the safe in his home was found unopened. Brinkmann was still working, at age 90, as a real estate manager in the Bronx at the time of his death. “It really took someone killing him to keep him away from work,” his son told the Post.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 3, 2009