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Police arrest man suspected of abduction after child's body found in car

Crime WorldBy Sunday World
Poster in Berlin searching for information on missing boy Mohamed Januzi
Poster in Berlin searching for information on missing boy Mohamed Januzi

Police in Berlin have arrested a man over the disappearance of a four-year-old Bosnian boy, and said they found a child's body in the suspect's car.

The 32-year-old man was arrested on Thursday morning following a tip-off from his family, police said in a statement.

They said they were still trying to confirm the identity of the dead child and would conduct an autopsy on the body.

The suspect was being questioned.

Mohamed Januzi was last seen on October 1 leaving the central registration centre for migrants in Berlin with an unidentified man.

The following week, police published photos of Mohamed and a grainy video of a man leading the boy along a street. The case drew widespread attention in Germany.

On Tuesday, police posted new pictures of the boy and a clearer amateur video of the man in the hope of getting new leads.

Authorities also announced a reward of 20,000 euros (£13,100) for information and described the suspect as of European appearance, slim, with dark hair and a beard.

It is unclear how Mohamed became separated from his mother and siblings.

There have been long lines and frequent overcrowding at the registration centre this year as Germany struggles to absorb a huge influx of refugees and other migrants.