A German-Iraqi woman murdered a lookalike she found on social media to fake her own death, police have said as new details emerge of the bizarre case that first came to light last year.The body of a 23-year-old woman was found in a car in August at the Bavarian town of Ingolstadt with multiple stab wounds.
Police initially said they believed the victim owned the car, but the next day identified her as someone else who looked “remarkably similar”.
The 23-year-old German-Iraqi and a 23-year-old Kosovan man were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
However, police are now working on the theory the pair murdered the victim after tracking her down online because she looked similar to the German-Iraqi.
“Investigators now believe the female suspect wanted to go into hiding and fake her death due to family problems,” they said in a statement Monday.
She had contacted several women who looked like her via social media and attempted to lure them into meeting her by making “false promises”, the police said