Listen Live
    Police secure the area at Rosenheimer Platz square in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

    Munich Police Homicide Department Investigating Case of Missing Russian Women

    © AP Photo / Andreas Gebert
    Europe
    Get short URL
    0 08

    On Thursday, Russia’s Embassy in Germany reported that two Russian women had gone missing in Munich on 13 July and that the city’s police have opened a criminal case.

    The case of two Russian women going missing in Munich is being investigated by the local police’s homicide department, spokesperson Michael Riehlein said on Friday.

    “The case was actually handed by the department of missing persons to the homicide department because suspicions emerged that it was murder or violence”, he pointed out.

    The statement comes after Russia’s Embassy in Germany reported on Thursday that the women, who were only identified as Maria and Tatyana G., went missing in Munich on 13 July.

    The embassy added that Munich police are already investigating and that the Russian Consulate General in Munich is keeping in touch with Germany’s “competent bodies” to find out the circumstances behind the incident.

    Related:

    Europe Steps Up Criminal Checks on Non-EU Citizens After Flaws Exposed
    Illicit Organized Crime on the Rise in Europe as Police Fail to Curb Dodgy Deals
    New Study Reveals Over Half of Jihadists in Europe Have Criminal Past
    Tags:
    women, homicide, police, Munich, Germany
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik