Chemnitz (dpa / sn) - An 89-year-old was found dead in her apartment in Chemnitz-Markersdorf by employees of a nursing service.

The woman apparently died violently, the police said on Friday.

The 84-year-old husband, who was arrested locally, is suspected.

The senior is to be brought before a judge on Saturday.

Public prosecutors and police are investigating suspected homicide.

An autopsy should provide information about the circumstances of death.

The nursing service found the 89-year-old on Friday morning and called the emergency doctor.

However, the latter was only able to determine the woman's death.

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