"In the Mohamed case we've arrested a 32-year-old suspect. In his car, we found the body of a child," Berlin police tweeted on Thursday.
Im Fall Mohamed haben wir einen 32jährigen Tatverdächtigen festgenommen. In seinem Auto fanden wir eine Kinderleiche. ^sr— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) October 29, 2015
Just one day earlier, police had released CCTV images of the alleged abductor captured in the northern Berlin district of Moabit.
Officers had been walking around the area showing the photos to passers-by in case anyone could identify the suspect.
Kollg. gehen zurzeit zw Strom/Beusselstr. von Haustür zu Haustür, zeigen die neuen Bilder & befragen Anwohner. ^yt pic.twitter.com/CaTMOxMVkD— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) October 27, 2015
Two anonymous individuals had offered €5,000 each to anyone coming forward with information about the man leading to his arrest.
It is not yet clear whether the alleged man gave himself up or was captured by officers.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that the child's identity and the cause of death will be confirmed by an autopsy later on Thursday.