German pensioner hacked to death in Hungary
The German was allegedly hacked to death by a 20-year old Hungarian in a murder-robbery.
Budapest -- Hungarian authorities are investigating the disappearance of a German man who is believed to be the victim of an axe murder.
According to authorities, the 72-year-old man had lived in Hungary for 12 years. His last residence was in Balotaszallas, 150 kilometers south of Budapest.
The German was allegedly hacked to death by a 20-year old Hungarian in a murder-robbery. The Hungarian then allegedly burned the body parts.
The suspect denied any involvement in the crime. But police from the regional capital of Kecskemet reported that they had discovered some of the older man's possessions in his home. The suspect was taken into custody Monday, police said.
The German man, who had Hungarian ancestry, was a retiree. He kept to himself and he was not reported missing until neighbors realized they had not seen a trace of him for days.
The murder is alleged to have been committed on Oct. 12. According to the authorities, the younger man had been living in the older man's home for three weeks.
After being alerted, police found a bloody axe outside the man's house. They also found human bones in an ash pit. Police had yet to conclusively link those bones to the missing man but said all indications pointed to the bones belonging to the missing retiree.