SANKT AUGUSTIN/BONN During the investigation of the death of the 17-year-old in Sankt Augustin, the police will not drain the lake where the mobile phone of the young person is suspected to be. A spokesman referred to new findings of the investigations.
The Pappelteich in Menden will not be emptied as of Friday. Police and prosecutors had reportedly examined this option to find the mobile phone of the 17-year-old, who had been found dead on Sunday in a council accommodation in Sankt Augustin. A 19-year-old suspect, a resident of the shelter, is in custody for manslaughter.
"We will most likely not pump the water out of the pond," police spokesman Robert Scholten told the GA, referring to new findings. The police, however, are investigating the possible use of a diving team. According to Scholten, the investigations are progressing. After the suspect made statements about a dispute with the 17-year-old, his version is reconstructed and compared with witness statements.
The investigators also evaluate traces of the crime scene and are in contact with forensic medicine. Investigators are not currently providing any more concrete information on how the 17-year-old vocational school student from Unkel died. The family had reported the young woman missing on Friday evening. The 17-year-old woman had met the suspect in a bar the same evening.
After a large-scale search on Sunday, the police found the body of the young person in the 19-year-old's room on the ground floor of the council’s accommodation for asylum seekers and the homeless. On Thursday, the 17-year-old was buried in Neuwied. Original text: Bettina Köhl Translation: Mareike Graepel