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Motorhome in Norway (symbolic photo)

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A German woman killed in Norway has been shot, according to police. The autopsy showed that the young woman had been shot twice and the first of the two shots had been fatal, the responsible Norwegian police said. The body also had burn injuries, which were presumably inflicted on it after death. The joint investigation with the German police continued.

The woman's body was discovered last week in Lake Falningsjøen in Tynset municipality, about 300 kilometers north of Oslo. A 29-year-old from Ahaus in Münsterland had been arrested on suspicion of killing his 24-year-old girlfriend on a joint motorhome trip through Scandinavia.

The suspect had returned home without his girlfriend on October 5 and had claimed that she had left him. He did not admit to killing the woman, but testified that she had died. He also told investigators where the body was later found.