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Suspect arrested in grisly murder of teen

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Suspect arrested in grisly murder of teen
Candles were placed where the body of a 16-year old girl was found. Photo: DPA
14:46 CET+01:00
The body of a 16-year-old girl was found still burning in the southwest German town of Trier on Saturday. Officials said on Monday that a suspect had been arrested and confessed.

According to a statement by the state prosecutor's office, the 16-year old had been walking on Friday with the 24-year old suspect, who is thought to be a friend of hers.

The two allegedly got into an argument and the 24-year old stabbed the teenage girl to death. The suspect then hid her body in the bushes.

He later returned to the scene on Saturday and set her body alight. A passerby reportedly found the body, still burning, later that evening.

The prosecutor's office said police apprehended the suspect on Sunday after an investigation and he confessed to the murder and burning the body.

The man was scheduled to go before a judge in the Trier district court on Monday.


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