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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The German police have detained a new suspect linked to the murder of the Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, the Nova broadcaster reported Wednesday citing a source familiar with the investigation.

    A Bulgarian man has been detained in Germany over the killing of TV journalist Viktoria Marinova, the Interior Minister informed.

    Marinova, the 30-year-old administrative director and host of the regional broadcaster TVN, was raped and killed in the northern Bulgarian city of Ruse on Saturday.

    The DNA sample of the detainee reportedly fully matched the DNA found on the crime scene. The suspect reportedly managed to flee from Bulgaria to Germany before being captured there, according to the media.

    READ MORE: Bulgarian TV Host Who Reported Misuse of EU Funds Raped and Murdered

    While the Bulgarian authorities do not rule out any possible version, local law enforcement agencies believe that the murder might be related to Marinova's investigative work, with the last issue she worked on being the scandal around theft of money from EU funds. On Tuesday, the Bulgarian police detained a suspect, who is a Romanian citizen also having a Moldovan citizenship.


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