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Austrian held after headless, limbless body found in lake

The female torso, thought to have been there for several months, was found at the bottom of the shallow Neusiedl lake on April 13. Police divers later located the head.

world Updated: Apr 28, 2018 23:38 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Vienna
The victim has still not been identified.
The victim has still not been identified.(Getty Images/Representative photo)
         

Austrian authorities said Saturday they had arrested a Viennese man over the grisly discovery of a body without head or limbs in a lake popular with water sports enthusiasts.

The female torso, thought to have been there for several months, was found at the bottom of the shallow Neusiedl lake on April 13. Police divers later located the head.

The victim has still not been identified but the Salzburger Nachrichten daily reported that investigators believe she was a Czech or a Slovak prostitute.

The man was arrested on Friday is thought to have been known to the dead woman. The Neusiedl lake in south-east Austria straddles the border with Hungary.

First Published: Apr 28, 2018 23:38 IST

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