She had disappeared without trace for days! But now the terrible suspicion is confirmed that the 31-year-old Bircan D.-Ü. in Imst in Tyrol was suffocated by her husband and thrown into the river Inn. The body of the young mother has not yet been discovered. The suspected perpetrator was arrested on Saturday – according to the police, he has now confessed to the crime.All night from Saturday to Sunday the Turkish-born murder suspect was under interrogation by the Tyrolean criminologists. Bit by bit the man revealed what had happened. According to initial information, the perpetrator had attacked the young woman – presumably out of raging jealousy – and strangled her to death.
Bircan D.-Ü. was last seen on Thursday morning near the common residence on the street Eichenweg in Imst. Since then the 31-year-old has been considered to have disappeared without a trace. Several searches remained in vain. According to the Tyrolean State Office of Criminal Investigation, “messages had been sent from her mobile phone to family members indicating that her husband was now to look after their son”.After the Tyrolean police had started intensive investigations, the pressure became too much for the husband on Saturday evening. “The 33-year-old suspect confessed to killing his wife. According to his statement, there was a violent argument between the couple, which escalated to such an extent that he choked his wife and suffocated her with a pillow,” the investigators said. He then threw the body into the river Inn.The mobile phone messages that had been sent to the woman’s family members were apparently written by the suspect. “The messages were written to divert suspicion towards the suicide of his wife.”In the course of the arrest on Saturday evening, a massive police operation took place in Imst because about 150 people – family members and onlookers – had gathered in front of the house.Because enraged relatives of the victim apparently swore blood revenge, the suspect had to be protected by the special task force Cobra.On Sunday, the body of the 31-year-old is to be searched for in the river Inn. However, the search is likely to be difficult due to the flooded river. In addition, the 33-year-old’s car, with which he brought his wife’s body to the Inn, will be forensically examined.
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