A 23-year-old woman, who the police searched for with great effort in Siegen in North Rhine-Westphalia on Monday, was found dead more than 200 kilometers away on the German-Dutch border. A comparison of photos showed that the dead person found in Emmerich was the 23-year-old missing, said a spokesman for the Siegen police in Hagen. She was the victim of a violent crime.

In the course of the investigation, the police arrested a 23-year-old suspect in Siegen in the early afternoon, according to a statement. Initially, there was no further information about the course of the crime, the background and the motive. A farmer found the 23-year-old dead on a dirt road near Autobahn 3 in Emmerich in the morning.

Hundreds of riot police, sniffer dogs and a helicopter were deployed during the search in a forest northeast of Siegen.