Two weeks after the killing of a flower seller in Lichtenfels in Bavaria, the police arrested a suspected 17-year-old. At the request of the Coburg public prosecutor's office, an arrest warrant was issued today, the authorities said.
The German was caught yesterday afternoon in the city area. The police initially did not announce much more, with reference to the ongoing investigation and the age of the suspect.
The 50-year-old saleswoman was discovered dead by passers-by on March 10 in the evening. According to the police, they were surprised that around 9 p.m. there were still displays in front of the store and the door was not locked. When they looked, they found the woman lying lifeless on the ground. The autopsy of the body revealed external violence as the cause of death.
Investigations were successful
The Kripo Coburg put together a 40-strong special commission called "Blume". Calls for witnesses were made to the population several times. Several had reported, it was said today. The police did not want to say whether one of the witnesses pointed out the 17-year-old.
In any case, the young person was the focus of the investigators and was finally located yesterday around noon in the city center of Lichtenfels. After the suspicion against him was then confirmed, the 17-year-old was brought before an investigating judge, who issued an arrest warrant against him. The suspect was taken to a juvenile detention center.
The police did not provide information on a possible motive, nor on the question of whether the victim and suspect knew each other. The investigations are ongoing.