Berlin burglar finds corpse and informs police
A Berlin burglar, who found the body of a man in the home he had broken into, phones the police from a nearby public phone to report his discovery.
16th January 2008
Berlin (dpa) - The thief broke into the flat late Tuesday and found the corpse. Fearing he could be held responsible, he called the police to make it clear he was not responsible for the death.
On arrival at the scene, officers found the corpse of a 64-year-old man who had died some two weeks earlier. There were no signs of violence.
An autopsy would be carried out to ascertain the cause of death, a police spokesman said. The burglar had not been traced, he added.