In connection with the death of a 92-year-old woman at the weekend in Marktredwitz, the criminal investigation department and the Hof public prosecutor’s office have investigated a suspect. At the request of the public prosecutor’s office, the 17-year-old is now in custody on suspicion of manslaughter.
On Sunday morning, the employee of a nursing service found the elderly woman lifeless in her single-family home in the street Ostenstraße. On the basis of the first findings, a homicide could not be ruled out, whereupon criminal investigators from Hof began investigations into the circumstances of her death on the spot.During the questioning of several persons it became known that a witness had seen a man running away from the entrance area of the elderly lady’s home on Saturday evening, around 10:20 pm. The description of the stranger could be attributed to a young man whom police officers had found screaming in the residential area that evening. As it turned out, the 17-year-old German-born Iraqi national, who was apparently under the influence of various substances and drugs and was slightly injured, had damaged several cars. Because of his overall condition, the man was taken to a hospital in the Upper Palatinate.Since the investigations at the scene of the crime and further investigations in connection with the death of the woman justified the suspicion against the 17-year-old, officers of the Weiden criminal investigation department arrested him in hospital on the orders of the Hof public prosecutor’s office.On Monday the autopsy of the 92-year-old was made in a forensic medical institute. In particular, it revealed that the victim died as a result of massive violence to the head. At the request of the Hof public prosecutor’s office, an arrest warrant was issued on Monday on suspicion of manslaughter against the 17-year-old, who is now in a prison.