Germany arrests suspect over killing of journalist
Sofia, Bulgaria - German police officials have arrested a man suspected of the rape and murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova, Bulgarian officials said.
But Bulgarian prosecutors said that, at least for now, the killing does not appear linked to her work as a journalist.
The body of 30 year old Marinova - who presented a current affairs talk programme called Detector for the small TVN television channel - was discovered on a riverside path in the northern Bulgarian town of Ruse on Satur- day. Authorities said she died from blows to the head and suffocation. She was also raped.
The Bulgarian suspect was picked up late on Tuesday at the request of Bulgarian authorities, Interior Minister Mladen Marinov told a news conference. “We have enough proof linking this person to the scene of the crime,” he said.
German police confirmed a 20 year old man was arrested in the town of Stade near Hamburg on suspicion of raping, robbing and killing Marinova.
People light candles during a vigil in memory of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, in the city of Ruse on Monday