Almost ten years after the disappearance of a woman in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, the police have apparently cleared up the criminal case. A 43-year-old was arrested on Thursday when he entered Hamburg Airport, the police said. According to the public prosecutor's office, the Turk is accused of a homicide. The body parts discovered by an angler in mid-January are the remains of a woman who has been missing since 2013.
The 29-year-old Bulgarian disappeared from Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg in 2013. After that, the officers arrested a former lover of the woman on suspicion of manslaughter, investigators found a sharp gun on the 34-year-old. But the police were unsuccessful in the search for the woman's body in a nature reserve at the time, and the man had to be released because there was no strong suspicion that he had committed a crime.
About two weeks ago, an angler discovered a bag with human remains in the Ernst August Canal in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. First, the angler had fished a woman's shoe with bones out of the water. Through extensive forensic examinations, the remains of the 29-year-old could be assigned.
Now the woman's former lover is again considered an urgent suspect, and the public prosecutor's office has issued an arrest warrant for the man.