Suspect detained for burning woman death

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30 June 2006, AMSTERDAM — Detectives arrested a man, 22, on Wednesday in connection with the death of Melissa Ulrich in Arnhem last month.

30 June 2006

AMSTERDAM — Detectives arrested a man, 22, on Wednesday in connection with the death of Melissa Ulrich in Arnhem last month.

Ulrich, 19, was on fire when she ran from her burning apartment in the eastern Dutch city on 23 May. She died in the street from her injuries.

A team of 30 police officers were assigned to the case. They became increasingly suspicious of a local man during the course of the investigation, a police spokesperson said on Friday. The man, who has not been named, was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators have not confirmed suggestions that the man set the woman alight, causing the fire in the apartment. Prosecutors last week asked regional television station 'Omroep Gelderland' for footage shot at the scene shortly after the fire.

Searches have been carried out at another home in Arnhem and one in the city of Zoetermeer in the west of the Netherlands. The spokesperson declined to give further details.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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