Police in Poland on Monday, Sept. 11, arrested a suspect in the murder of an art historian in Tiergarten last week after the suspect used the victim’s cellular phone, according to a report by BZ.
The suspect is reportedly neither German nor Polish and will be extradited to Germany, though there is no additional information on a motive.
“I’d much rather have my Susa back,” Klaus Rasch, the victim’s husband, told the paper.
The body of 60-year-old art historian Susanne Fontaine was found Friday, Sept. 8, after she disappeared late Wednesday following a meeting with friends at the Schleusenkrug restaurant and beergarden. Police and her husband had searched for her prior to the discovery but were unsuccessful even though her body was found in bushes nearby.
The arrest wasn’t made public until Thursday and police have now issued an international murder warrant for the suspect.
Fontaine was one of two bodies found that day. The body of a 47-year-old homeless man was also discovered with stab wounds in Steglitz. Police suspect someone from Berlin’s homeless scene and are trying to find the man’s dog in hopes of solving the crime.