Almost three months after a pensioner was found dead in Cottbus, the police have found a suspect. The young man was arrested in the city on Wednesday, said the Cottbus prosecutor's office and the police.
An arrest order due to suspicion of murder was issued. According to the investigators the suspect was a "young Syrian citizen" at the time of the offence, who came to Germany in 2015 accompanied by a guardian. The prosecutor's office did not disclose his exact age.
The Cottbus mayor Holger Kelch (CDU) called for calm in a statement published on the city website. "We know that the background of the suspected perpetrator will stir up emotion," he said. Satisfaction about the success of the investigation is mixed with concern "that now all foreigners living in Cottbus are under general suspicion," the city statement read.Source
The recent German media reports and the police are not disclosing the manner of her death. But at the time of the initial reports, it was reported that she was "tortured to death" (link).
Strangely, I haven't seen any reports of this incident in the mainstream media.