The ongoing investigation of the rape and murder of a senior European Union official’s daughter has lead authorities on an extensive journey, leading them to narrow in their sights on recent migrant to the country.
Maria Ladenburger, a 19 year old medical student, was found in a river in mid October in Freiburg Germany. Ladenburger was said to have been raped and then drowned. The investigation into her death has steered some to focus on her father, a senior European Commission lawyer who is a strong advocate for mass-migration.
68 detectives whom had followed over 1600 leads and spoken to 1400 potential witnesses, came across crucial evidence, as a hair belonging to the suspect was located in a bush near the crime scene.
While no name has been released to the public, officials have revealed that the suspect is a recent migrant to Germany from Afghanistan in 2015. He was noted as an asylum seeker who has a previous criminal record and has previously been investigated for illegal entry into the country.
Breitbart reports that prior to his arrest, the suspect had been living with a local German family who had taken him in.
The mayor of Freiburg has openly praised the police for their quick and efficient efforts in this case but has disparaged against connecting the suspects immigration status to the case as it was seen as an “isolated case”.
Police are now investigating if the suspect is linked to another open rape in murder case in the nearby area. The victim named as ‘Carolin G’ went missing in November and was later found raped and murdered, just as in the Ladenburger case.
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