‘Unaccompanied’ young asylum seeker held in connection with death of EU official’s daughter in Germany

19-year-old medical student allegedly raped and drowned while cycling home from a party.

Helped out at a refugee home in her spare time.

Sligo News File Online.

Maria Laderburger (19) Photo/Facebook
Maria Laderburger (19) Photo/Facebook

Tensions are running high in Germany where a 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker is being held for questioning following the killing of an EU official’s daughter.

Maria Ladenburger, 19, a medical student, was killed while cycling home from a party in the university city of Freiburg, near the border with Switzerland, on 16 October.

She was allegedly drowned after being raped. Her body was later recovered from the River Dreisam.

Her father is Dr. Clemens Laderburger, a lawyer who since 2008 has been an assistant to the director of the European Commission’s legal division.

Maria helped out at a refugee home in her spare time.

According to German media reports, a suspect will stand trial early next year.

It is believed that crime among unaccompanied male refugees has been increasing in the country.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to be facing a growing wave of anger over her open-door refugee policy.