Status: 30/09/2023, 13:03 p.m.
By: Sebastian Richter
In Bad Emstal (Kassel district), the body of a 14-year-old is found, who was previously reported missing. What is known about the case of Marie Sophie.
Bad Emstal – The case of the dead Marie Sophie from the district of Kassel has shaken the whole of Germany. The body of the 14-year-old was discovered on Thursday evening in Bad Emstal, previously she had been reported missing. However, the investigation is in full swing. In the meantime, a suspect has also been arrested by the police. A summary of what is already known.
The body of the missing Marie Sophie is found in Bad Emstal in northern Hesse. © Swen Pförtner/dpa
Case of Marie Sophie from Bad Emstal: Who is the arrested man?
The man arrested on Thursday evening is a 20-year-old acquaintance of the dead. He comes from the district of Kassel. "Due to further investigations and searches, the first suspicions against him could be substantiated," the police said. "He is now strongly suspected of being responsible for the death of the 14-year-old," the officials write.
The relationship between the two is not known.
Where was the body of the missing Marie Sophie found?
Since the girl was already missing, the police had launched a large search operation around Bad Emstal. "As part of the search" in a wooded area near the district of Sand, the body of the young people had been discovered. An emergency doctor called in could only determine her death. A little later it became clear that the dead woman was the missing Marie Sophie.
|Inhabitant||5967 (as of 2022)|
|Geographic Location||Southern part of the Habichtswald Nature Park|
|Distance to city of Kassel||20 kilometers|
Who found the body of Marie Sophie from Bad Emstal?
The body was discovered by a man whose identity the police do not disclose any further. He had been "making wood" when he discovered the dead teenager.
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Fancy a voyage of discovery?
In a first report by the police on Thursday evening, the officers said that the girl was found "as part of the search for the 14-year-old from Bad Emstal, who has been missing since yesterday". The next morning, a police spokesman told dpa that it was currently not possible to comment on who exactly had found the body. The reason for this is "investigative tactical reasons".
How are the investigations of the officials in the case of Marie Sophie from Bad Emstal going?
The police cordoned off the area around the site extensively. The work of forensics lasted until Friday morning around 4.30 a.m. The fire brigade was on site to illuminate the area. In addition, a drone was used. On Friday, there was only some remaining work at the site, according to the police.
Securing evidence at work. © Swen Pförtner/dpa
How did Marie Sophie from Bad Emstal die?
So far, there is no reliable information on the cause of death. The police hope that the autopsy will provide further insights.
How had Marie Sophie disappeared?
According to police, the 14-year-old had left her home on Wednesday evening around 18:30 p.m. In the evening, Marie Sophie did not return, relatives reported her missing on Thursday night. The police then disseminated a public manhunt. (spr/dpa)