AN Afghan migrant has admitted the rape and murder of a medical student, who also worked voluntarily at a refugee center. Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a bike path.
According to Express Newspapers,
She was raped and then drowned before her body was found in the River Dreisam.
The shocking incident happened on October 16 but details have only been released after an arrest on Friday.
The suspect, an Afghan migrant, was caught after police found a strand of black hair on a scarf near the path.
The scarf reportedly belonged to Maria.
Following his arrest the suspect pleaded guilty to the attack and will be sentenced next year.
The unnamed migrant arrived in Germany last year as an unaccompanied minor and lived with a local family in the city.
Ms Ladenburger reportedly worked in her spare time helping out in refugee homes in Freiburg.
But it is unclear whether she ever met her murderer before he took her life.
The dead girl’s father is Dr. Clemens Ladenburger, a lawyer who works as the right hand man to the legal director of the European Commission.
On October 26 he and his wife Frederika placed a memorial notice for Maria in the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.
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