BERLIN (AP) — A person was arrested in western Germany after his 3-year-old daughter died whereas apparently being held captive in a basement room, and he dumped her physique in a canal, authorities mentioned Sunday.
The 40-year-old German went to the police station in his hometown of Dinslaken on Friday and advised officers that his daughter was lifeless after which dumped her physique — loaded with weights — into the canal in close by Oberhausen, police and prosecutors mentioned. He mentioned in an announcement.
Investigators mentioned they imagine the person locked the woman in a room within the basement of an residence constructing for a couple of days, probably as a “pedagogical measure.” He supplied her with food and drinks and checked on her repeatedly.
The assertion mentioned that when he examined her final Sunday morning, she was lifeless. He apparently dumped her physique within the canal that night.
Divers recovered the physique on Friday night time, and an post-mortem decided that regurgitated meals pulp was the reason for dying. There have been no indicators of deadly accidents.
The daddy is being held on suspicion of bodily hurt and deprivation of liberty leading to dying. Police and prosecutors mentioned he has not but spoken about precisely what occurred.