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Schoolboy arrested for teenager sex murder

Published on 08/04/2004

8 April 2004

ORIHUELA – A schoolboy has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old Norwegian girl who was sexually abused, police said Thursday.

The girl’s body was discovered in the south-eastern town of Orihuela last Friday.

The body of “Sheyla”, a girl of Asian descent, was found early Friday morning on a bank in the housing development of Playa Flamenca de Orihuela-Costa.

Her body had been stripped from the waist down and police said there were signs that she had been sexually assaulted before she was killed.

When the victim’s parents – an Iraqi father and Malaysian mother, both with Norwegian citizenship – realised their daughter should have been home by that time, they called local police to report her missing.

A 14-year-old boy of German origin who went to the same school as the victim was arrested Tuesday night, police said.

He has denied any involvement in the killing and implicated others.

The crime has generated deep unease in the residential neighborhood where the girl lived.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

 Subject: Spanish news