The prime suspect in the January murder of an eight-year-old girl in western Germany was taken into custody by police in eastern Turkey on Friday, the website of the German edition of Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on Friday.
The suspect, identified as Ali Kur, 29, fled Germany after allegedly sexually assaulting and murdering Kardelen Kirac at a lake outside the town of Paderborn, dpa reported.
German police said Kur's business card was found near the girl's body and that DNA found in his home matched evidence from the crime scene.
Kirac lived in the same apartment block as the suspect and disappeared on January 12. Her naked body was found two days later. Police say she had been sexually abused.