Hans Reiser, creator of ReiserFS, an popular alternative filesystem, led Oakland, CA police to his murdered wife’s body yesterday afternoon. Nina Reiser disappeared on September 3, 2006 and no murder weapon or body were found. Reiser’s case lasted six months and it is believed that he brought the police to the body in order to bargain for a reduced sentence.
“It was difficult to reach the body,” Dubois continued. “There were steep hills involved. It wasn’t as bad going down it turned out, but we had to use ropes to get back up. It was an arduous process, and a difficult emotional trip for Hans Reiser. Very difficult.”
Reiser’s admission closes one of the oddest and most discussed crimes in open source hackerdom. “Admissions” of guilt were even found in the ReiserFS code and open source supporters held that Reiser was innocent.