A five-year-old girl from Berlin who has been missing since Tuesday afternoon is dead. It was found in the Pankow public park. According to the police, the girl was discovered by a passer-by.
The girl had serious injuries. Firefighters were able to revive the five-year-old and take her to a hospital. It died there a little later.
A police spokesman only said about the injuries: "There were injuries where one must assume that it was a homicide." According to information from WELT, the girl had several stab wounds. The 4th Murder Squad is conducting the investigation.
According to the police, a 19-year-old suspect was arrested near the scene of the crime. It is still unclear whether he turned himself in or was still nearby. According to information from WELT, the suspect is said to be a German-Turk. Whether he knew the girl is the subject of the investigation.
According to the police, the five-year-old girl disappeared around 3 p.m. while playing in Paulepark, about 400 meters away. Whether the girl ran away or was kidnapped is also still under investigation.
The RBB had previously reported on the search for the girl. Accordingly, the police were on Tuesday with a large contingent in Pankow. According to RBB, almost 100 emergency services and a helicopter were looking for the girl at times.
Editor's note: At first it was said that the girl was four years old.