Did a young woman kill her partner with a knife?
The Darmstadt public prosecutor's office is investigating this suspicion.
The 20-year-old now in custody had alerted the police herself.
Munich - In the middle of the night, the police were made aware of a corpse.
An arrest was made less than an hour and a half later.
Now a 20-year-old from Rödermark in Hesse is in custody in the Offenbach district.
She is suspected of having stabbed her partner of the same age in the heart with a kitchen knife and killed her with it.
The act apparently took place in the night from Friday to Saturday.
reports, the officials were called to an apartment building in the 28,000-inhabitant city at around 1:40 a.m.
There, a “lifeless person” was discovered in a ground floor apartment, whose body, according to a police spokeswoman, “apparently showed signs of severe violence”.
Corpse discovered in apartment: partner quickly becomes the focus of the homicide squad
It turned out that the dead woman was the tenant.
Their partner is said to have informed the police and quickly moved into the focus of the murder commission of the police headquarters of Southeast Hesse, which was entrusted with the case.
She apparently fled to a neighboring town, from where she contacted the police again.
The suspect was apparently arrested around 3 a.m. after a police helicopter flew her likely escape route, according to the tabloid.
Corpse discovered in apartment: partner in custody does not provide any information on the motive
On Sunday morning, the young woman was brought before a judge who issued an arrest warrant.
According to the Darmstadt public prosecutor's office, manslaughter is suspected.
Initially, the 20-year-old, who lived with the victim, did not provide any information about the motive.
claims to have learned from neighbors that they had heard the couple arguing for hours at night about two weeks earlier.
In the night of the crime, however, it was quiet.