Monday, 21 November 2016

German murderer nabbed in Spain over ‘RIP’ tattoo

A tattoo clue caused a German man to be arrested by Spanish police for killing his girlfriend in October this year.

Photo courtesy Policia Nacional

The arrest was made on Sunday in Lloret de Mar, a seaside resort northeast of Barcelona, where the German man was hiding with the couple’s 18-month-old son. Identified only as Dominik R, the man is suspected of having slit his 20-year-old girlfriend Lisa’s throat and stuffing her inside plastic garbage bags at their apartment in Freyung, southeastern Germany.

Tattoo gives the man away

It turns out the man had recently got a new “macabre” tattoo on his upper arm, with the name of his girlfriend, her birth date and a cross next to the suspected date of her murder, together with the words “Gracias por todo” or “Thank you for everything.”

After the arrest in Spain, the National Police released a photo of the murder suspect and his incriminating tattoo.

Photo courtesy Policia Nacional

Spain alerted by German Police

The National Police in Spain started a search for the man after their German counterparts told them the suspect may have fled to Spain. The man is suspected of using his girlfriend’s mobile phone after he murdered her, to update her Facebook and other social media in an effort to throw off investigators.
Photo courtesy Policia Nacional
The couple’s child has been taken to a juvenile welfare home in Spain until German social services can collect him.