Friday, 06. March 2015
25. 05. 14. - 13:00
Austrian police have arrested a 21-year-old student from South Korea on suspicion that she murdered her baby after giving birth in a train toilet and then threw the body in a bin before carrying on with a tour of European cities.
A murder hunt was launched after a post-mortem was carried out at the Institute of Forensic Medicine at Munich's Ludwig Maximilian University, in southern Germany, which indicated that the baby boy was killed as soon as he was born on the Railjet 68 train. He had been born healthy but died shortly after, apparently from suffocation. The alarm had been raised by cleaners who noticed blood stains in the train toilet after the train had pulled into Munich, in Bavaria, Germany.
In fact the train had already turned round and was heading back to Vienna when the cleaners who were working on board as the train travelled discovered the blood and raised the alarm. When police started investigating they found the newborn's body in the bin. They also found bloodstains in the train restaurant indicating that the young woman had gone there to eat something and the waiter confirmed that the person in that seat had been a petite woman with short dark hair.
The train had originally set off from Budapest in Hungary and passed through Vienna, Salzburg and Rosenheim before ending up Munich, and as a result the search for the mother involved the police forces from three countries, Hungary, Austria and Germany.
Police said that the 21-year-old was traced by police who tracked down the fact that she had been on board by following her credit card information. She was apparently studying in Paris and together with another woman had gone travelling across Europe using her credit card to pay for the trip. She is currently in custody and if convicted of infanticide faces up to 5 years in jail.
Police swooped to arrest her after she had journeyed back to Vienna and was apparently set to continue what appears to have been a European travelling expedition by catching the train to Prague in the Czech Republic.
Austrian police spokesman Roman Hahslinger said: "She is very slim and as a result had managed to keep the pregnancy secret. She said she had wanted to give the child away once it was born but that it was already dead. Her friend had left the train for an unknown reason when it arrived in Vienna, and the pregnant woman had continued on to Germany giving birth in the toilet on the way. Afterwards she cleared up the blood and threw the baby in the bin. Later she returned to Vienna again by train where she met up with her friend and together they were supposed to be carrying on to Prague and she was arrested as she waited at the train station."
The police added that they had no idea yet who the father of the baby was.
Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes
The Magic Mountain Semmering will hold two Weeks of Heroes from 1st to 14th March as Panhans Holding Group says thank you to safety and well-being volunteers and professionals.
Skier Survived Almost Two Hours Buried Alive
A skier had a miracle escape after being buried under two metres of snow for nearly two hours during an avalanche in Austria, it was revealed last night.
Puppies Found Stuffed Inside Suitcase In Back Of Van
A litter of puppies destined for a dog farm was rescued after being found stuffed inside suitcases in the back of a van.
Kangaroo That Hopped It Spotted In Garden
Austrian police investigating reports of an escaped kangaroo have been given concrete proof after a local woman managed to photograph the animal in her back garden.
First Images Of Eurovision Stage
These are the first images of the design for the Eurovision Song Contest stage unveiled in the Austrian capital Vienna which is the home of last year's winner Conchita Wurst.
Russian Mafia Boss Nabbed At Vienna Railway Station
A Russian mobster wanted for a string of brutal murders was arrested in the gentile Austrian capital Vienna when commandos swooped as he went to buy a train ticket.
Teen Girls Arrested After Offering Themselves To IS Fighters
Austrian officials who recently cracked down on terrorism by arresting several people believed to be recruiting and fundraising for ISIS have revealed two more teenage girls tried to leave the country to marry terrorist fighters.
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Mayor Lifts Up Teenage Girls Skirt On Stage|
|Semmering Offers 50% Discount To Selected Heroes|
|Truck Load Of Camels Burnt Alive In Fireball Accident|
|Proud Python Mum Guards 40 Egg Babies|
|Kids Flee When Angry Gorilla Smashes Glass Cage|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.