A body found near the motorway in the southern Jutland town of Kliplev is believed to be that of Kamilla Hantusch, a 22-year year woman who has been missing since July 19th.
Southern Jutland Police said on Thursday that they believe the body found was Hantusch, but are awaiting the final results of an autopsy scheduled to be carried out later in the day.
Police on Wednesday night arrested Hantusch’s 24-year-old former boyfriend and charged him with her murder. The arrested man will make an initial court appearance in Sønderborg on Thursday.
Police are not releasing more details due to the case’s ongoing investigation.
“It is expected that prosecutors will request a closed-door hearing out of consideration to further investigations,” the police said in a statement on Thursday. “Therefore, what the police can say about the case at this point is extremely limited.”
Hantusch went missing on July 19th from the town of Padborg near the German border. Police issued an international missing persons report with Interpol four days after she was last seen, and as many as 100 Home Guard personnel and rescue workers from the Danish Emergency Management Agency (Beredskabsstyrelsen) combed the southern Jutland area in search of Hantusch.
The find of Hantusch’s body and the arrest of her ex-boyfriend comes just two days after the husband of a Glostrup woman admitted to strangling her to death.