Mum Of Killed Pregnant Teen Desperate For Breakthrough

Story ByKoen BerghuisSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

The mother of a pregnant 18-year-old who was found stabbed to death at her home in a sleepy coastal town has said that she “has no strength left” and is desperate for a breakthrough in the case.

The victim, identified as Maria K., was found death on 19th March at her home by a concerned friend who could not reach the teenager on her mobile phone.

According to the police, Maria was stabbed to death in the house where she lived alone in the small Baltic Sea resort of Zinnowitz in the north-eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Police have yet to find the murder weapon or a main suspect, and distraught mother Steffi said: “I have no strength left. The only thing I want is for them to finally capture the perpetrator.

“I would have been a grandmother soon. Maria’s pregnancy was approaching the fourth month.”

Steffi added: “I still remember the happiness I felt when I finally became pregnant with Maria at the age of 29. My parents and my grandmother were so overjoyed. She was such a lovely baby.”

Meanwhile, Maria’s young brothers, aged 10 and five, are struggling to come to terms with the loss of their sister.

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Steffi said: “They often ask about her. I told them that an evil person took Maria from us forever.”

The German mother was reportedly rushed to hospital in shock after learning about her daughter’s tragic death, but she now tries to remain as strong as she can for her two sons.

Maria’s 16-year-old boyfriend Alex W., who was the father of her unborn child, told local media: “I want to look the perpetrator in the eye and ask him why he took two lives.”

Police spokeswoman Claudia Tupeit said that the investigation is now taking place across state borders.

Tupeit commented: “We hope to find leads outside of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.”

Meanwhile, over 50 people close to the victim have been quizzed by the cops, although this has reportedly failed to bring forward any clear leads.

There have been no arrests so far and the investigation is ongoing, according to local media.

Koen Berghuis

Editor of DACHS / Benelux desk for Central European News, roving correspondent with a penchant for travel, culture, geopolitics, history and the in-depth story behind the headlines.

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