German authorities have arrested a 35-year-old Syrian Muslim national on suspicion of the murder of a German teenager found dead in the Ludwigsburg region of Germany five days after she went missing. The 17-year-old girl, known as Tabitha E, had left an apartment in Asperg, southern Germany, on Tuesday afternoon last week and had not returned home by the evening.
REMIX News The police conducted a public search for the teen, equipped with a helicopter, drones and sniffer dogs. The girl’s body was found on Sunday at the Leudelsbach sewage treatment plant.
The home of a suspect was searched on Saturday. The man was provisionally arrested, and a magistrate executed the arrest warrant against him on Sunday. Based on the overall circumstances, the investigators believe the teenager was the victim of a homicide, and the person arrested is a 35-year-old Syrian national, the police confirmed.
An outpouring of grief and sympathy for the victim’s family has been witnessed across the local community, with some displaying their anger toward the suspect and his origin. Some commentators have even fingered Chancellor Angela Merkel for her “illegal and inhumane policies,” in reference to the open invitation for Syrian migrants to come to Germany in the aftermath of the conflict in their country.
The Ludwigsburg police confirmed that in addition to investigating the murder, they are also dealing with anti-Muslim hatred on the internet. “If necessary, this will also be prosecuted,” the police told T-online. (Oh, that’s right, go after the people who condemn the Muslim murderer, because that way you won’t be called a “racist.”)
Accordingly, the pensioner observed that Tabitha is said to have visited the suspect more often. The pensioner tells the newspaper: “It’s been like this for a year. We thought the Syrian was much younger, especially since he has had teenagers with him in the past. He was taken away by the police on Saturday. We thought it was a drug thing because it always smelled so funny coming out of his open windows.”