A 21-year-old American woman studying abroad in the Netherlands was stabbed to death by her male suite-mate who had allegedly harassed her in the past, according multiple to reports. Sarah Papenheim, who was from Andover, MN, moved to the Netherlands two years ago to study psychology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Interesting, but probably irrelevant detail: Sarah also had been working full time in a Muslim kebab shop.
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According to Dutch news outlet AD, police were called to Papenheim’s apartment after hearing loud screaming and when they arrived, they found her in a pool of blood.
Although the suspect has not been named by police, he is reportedly a young man who would “harass Sarah regularly,” the victim’s mother, Donee Odegard, said. Odegard told KRCTV that her daughter said “her roommate has been acting strange.” The man has been arrested but has not yet been identified.
The 21-year-old woman’s friend, Adam Pryor, said he received a text message from Papenheim on Dec. 6 that was worrying.
“I could tell she wasn’t doing well because she was just being weird over text and then I asked her what’s wrong and she said she never talks to anyone anymore,” Pryor said.” “[She said], ‘I work full time and I have school full time and everything is just so f—-d up right now. My roommate told me is going to kill three people so I’m gonna to have to go to the police.’” Pryor said he was not sure if she went to the police.
He called his friend “one of a kind.” “It was just incredible. We talked just all the time over there, through text and whatnot, in and out of school for both of us. It’s just — she’s one of a kind,” he said.
Donee Odegard, Papenheim’s mom, told the Star Tribune the man accused of murdering her daughter had been “getting more and more angry” over the last few weeks.