A 24-year-old student from Mexico, who has been missing since July 22, was found dead in the Berlin district of Adlershof. A passer-by noticed a body floating in the Teltow Canal near Altglienicker Bridge on Saturday afternoon and alerted the police and fire brigade, the police said in the evening. According to current knowledge, no third-party fault can be assumed. The police are still investigating.

According to the police, the 24-year-old had left her apartment on July 22 and had not returned. “There are indications that the 24-year-old is in an exceptional psychological situation,” the police report said. The international police agency Interpol had also issued a missing persons report, a “yellow note”. According to their own statements, the Berlin police recently had almost 120 clues about the disappearance of the young woman.

Only on Saturday afternoon did numerous people in Berlin show their solidarity with the student’s family. In the presence of the 24-year-old’s parents, they lit candles and placed them on the steps of the Mexican embassy in the capital. Some people had given short speeches. Ambassador Francisco Quiroga also spoke to the people and lit a candle. According to the police, around 250 people had gathered in front of the embassy in the Tiergarten.

In Berlin, friends had previously looked for the 24-year-old. They had distributed leaflets in the city and put up posters. They had wandered through parks or forests and had checked out train stations.

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador spoke of progress in the investigation this week. When asked about the case at his daily press conference in Mexico City, he said there were indications from people who were close to the missing person: “We now have a report about what happened before the young woman disappeared.”