Afghan Migrant Flees Germany After Allegedly Murdering Wife

MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 17: Police men control arriving visitors at the entrance to the 2016 Oktoberfest beer festival area at Theresienwiese on September 17, 2016 in Munich, Germany. The 2016 Oktoberfest is taking place under heightened security due to fears over international terrorism. The fest will be open to …
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A 41-year-old Afghan migrant living in Munich is believed to be on the run after allegedly stabbing his wife to death, hiding her corpse, and fleeing Germany.

The Afghan migrant’s wife was reported missing by family members last week on Tuesday. While police did conduct a search of the couple’s apartment several times, they were initially unable to find the missing woman.

On Thursday, forensic evidence was discovered in the apartment that led investigators to believe an act of violence had taken place there.

Then on Friday, the body of the 31-year-old victim was found hidden under the bed of one of her children, where it had been for days, Kronen Zeitung reports.

Investigator Josef Wimmer stated in a press conference that “in the original condition of the apartment, it was not apparent that there had been a fight here” and claimed officers had engaged in “extensive searches”.

The 41-year-old migrant, meanwhile, has fled Germany is believed to be heading back to his native Afghanistan. When the case was handed over to homicide detectives, the man was already assumed to be in Italy.

Investigators also revealed that the man had a history of violent behaviour towards his wife.

The case comes just months after another Afghan migrant killed his estranged wife by stabbing her to death on a bus in Obergünzburg.

The driver and passengers were offered free counselling after witnessing the brutal murder.

Since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, Germany has seen several high profile incidents of migrants murdering women, such as the cases of 19-year-old Maria Ladenberger or German-Jewish teen Susanna Feldman, whose Iraqi migrant attacker also fled to his home country following her murder.

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