The body of a teenage girl has been found inside an asylum centre in the western German town of Sankt Augustin, Deutche Welle quoted local police as saying.
The girl's belongings were found by police on the banks of a lake located near the asylum centre.
Police said that they had opened an investigation and arrested a suspect in connection with what they suggested could be a relationship act-related murder, according to Bild.
The General-Anzeiger newspaper, in turn, cited a police spokesperson as saying that the suspect is a 19-year-old German national, who also has a Kenyan passport.z
Police said that that they would give further details, including the nationality of the teenager, later on Monday.
The developments come as European countries, including Germany, have been fighting a migration crisis due to the influx of thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and North Africa.