Honour killing story

Melanie Rehberger
born: 1988
murdered: 25. May 2018
Place of residence: Berlin
Origin: Victim: Germany; Perpetrator: Bulgaria / presumed Roma
Children: probably none
Perpetrator: Stoyan A. (38 y.)
This murder may not be an honour killing, but a cover-up of an attempted rape. First the facts: On 25 May 2018, Stoyan suffocates the victim, Melanie. The body is found 2 days later in a green area in Pankow by a bottle collector. The crime scene is said to be about 300 m away from it.

It is said that Melanie only wanted to get herself a cup of coffee in the afternoon. The police find DNA traces that are already registered in Spain - due to earlier crimes. A cap of the perpetrator is found. File number XY reports about the case. Stoyan is wanted with a European arrest warrant. On 3 July he is caught by investigators in Burgos (northern Spain). He does not want to be extradited to Germany. The Spanish authorities refuse.

Stoyan is known to have been convicted of robbery, burglary and pickpocketing and to have lived "as a homeless person in an apartment building mainly inhabited by Southeast Europeans", which could indicate a Roma family.

Stoyan will be extradited to Berlin in mid-August.

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