SCHWÄBISCH HALL (GERMANY), 1 Feb. (DPA/EP) –
German security forces have arrested a 31-year-old Serbian citizen on suspicion of murdering several elderly women in an area near Stuttgart, in the south-west of the country.
The Police link him to the death of a 77-year-old woman and another 89-year-old, while his possible relationship with the murder of another elderly woman and the robbery at gunpoint suffered by an 83-year-old man are being investigated. The Prosecutor’s Office accuses him of murder and manslaughter.
The suspect has no registered address in Germany, where he arrived with his wife and two children in early December. The Police cited the DNA samples collected in the crimes as a key element in finding the now detainee, who has avoided speaking in the first interrogations of him.
The first crime that triggered alerts took place last week, when an 89-year-old woman from the town of Michelbach an der Bilz was found dead in her apartment. Police looked back and saw similarities to another December incident at Schwäbisch Hall, while trying to determine the circumstances of another possible crime that occurred in October 2020 in the same town.
Among the parallels detected in all cases is the age of the victims, the area where the crimes took place and that all of them took place on a Wednesday.