All we can do is hope and pray there’s no “anti-immigrant” backlash in Germany after the shocking details of this horrendous crime have come to light. This incident happened nearly two months ago, but we’re just getting the details now.
Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a cycle path.
She was raped and then drowned before her body was found in the River Dreisam.
The shocking incident happened on October 16 but details have only been released after an arrest on Friday.
The suspect, an Afghan migrant, was caught after police found DNA on a scarf near the path.
The scarf reportedly belonged to Maria.
They also found a strand of hair on a nearby blackberry bush.
Officers then trawled CCTV to see find people with a similar hairstyle, which led them to the suspect.
Following his arrest the suspect, aged 17, pleaded guilty to the attack and will be sentenced next year.
However, prosecutors say he can still change his plea and it’s unknown if he has admitted raping Maria.
The unnamed migrant arrived in Germany last year as an unaccompanied minor and lived with a local family in the city.
So nice of the media to conceal the identity of the “unnamed migrant.”
Ms Ladenburger reportedly worked in her spare time helping out in refugee homes in Freiburg.
But it is unclear whether she ever met her murderer before he took her life.