Suspect in killing of German woman arrested in Spain

July 4, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say Spanish police have arrested a suspect in the killing of a woman in Berlin in May.

Berlin prosecutors said Wednesday that the 38-year-old man was arrested a day earlier and his extradition to Germany is being sought

The 30-year-old victim, Melanie Rehberger, was found dead in a park next to a railway line in the north of Berlin on May 27, two days after going missing during a work break.

Prosecutors said the suspect, who had been living in Berlin but didn’t have a fixed address, fled the country after the killing. The man wasn’t identified by name.

Prosecutors said evidence found at the crime scene was clearly matched to the arrested suspect.

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