Munich prosecutor Peter Preuss announced that the decision was made in accordance with a medical examination made by US doctors responsible for Karkoc’s treatment. The lawyer of the former SS-commander refused to allow another checkup by a German specialist, CTV News reported.
"There are no doubts about the authenticity of the documentation of his treatment," Preuss said, adding that he can’t reveal any further details on the grounds of privacy.
The case, though shelved, can be reconsidered at any time if the situation changes. But in Karcoc’s circumstances this is highly unlikely.
Poland also started an inquiry into the case, which remains open.
Karcoc’s family denies the accusations and claims his non-involvement in the Nazi atrocities.