A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the death of 77-year-old Else Johannesen in the Jutland town of Lemvig.
Mid- and Western Jutland Police said on Tuesday that the 15-year-old was arrested on Monday afternoon. The suspect, like the victim, is from Lemvig.
Johannesen was found dead in her flat by a healthcare worker on Sunday morning. A subsequent autopsy revealed that she had been strangled to death.
Johannesen was last seen alive on Saturday night shortly after 8pm.
Police said on Sunday that they had scoured the area for any signs of Johannesen’s purse, which was missing from her residence.
Police on Monday did not indicate if the purse was what led them to the 15-year-old suspect and said that they would not release any additional information until after the suspect made a preliminary appearance in court in Holstebro on Tuesday.