|Full name||Hans Vogel|
|Cause of death||Impalement|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Bierburg, Germany (formerly)
|Profession(s)||Action movie star|
|Affiliation(s)||Promethian Cult (SOMBRA) (formerly)|
|Appears in||Criminal Case|
|First appeared||Case #3: Auf Wieder-Slain (s3)|
Originally hailed from Bierburg, Hans was an action movie star who moved to Los Angeles for a bigger career. He had also been a part of the Promethians for 20 years. Hans had blond hair, green eyes, and a stubble. He donned a brown leather jacket over a white shirt and jeans, and had sunglasses on his jacket. Hans was known to be left-handed.
Hans was found impaled on a puppet pole in the center of town. Angela did confirm that he died instantly when he was impaled. Analysis also revealed that he was knocked out by a large object. Drops found in the victim's head wound revealed he was knocked with a beer mug, with beer traces still on it. That meant that the killer drank beer.
Killer and motives
The killer turned out to be his childhood friend, Johan Schnee.
Johan believed that true friends keep secrets locked within, but when Hans opted to tell Mayor Nagel the truth before Bierburg, he was not too thrilled about what Hans planned for Oktoberfest. Johan's secret was that his brother was murdered years before Hans became a famous movie star--to which Johan claimed he killed him by accident. Johan buried his brother in which Hans promised not to tell anyone albeit he lied in front of Johan. Johan had to silence Hans before he had a chance to spill it out at the Bierburg Oktoberfest. Carmen felt that no one should be afraid of such cruft Johan threw in, so the player shipped Schnee to Judge Adaku for trial.
All Johan did was admit to Judge Adaku that Hans also wanted to out information leading to the arrest of the Promethians, but the cult would not allow it, so Johan obeyed the cult in which he did. Johan got 25 years in jail with no parole for homicide, but like the last case and the case before, an audit was necessary.
- His name and a suspect's name (Gretl Beutelspracher) are references to the title characters of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale "Hansel and Gretel".