Police arrest a man in connection with murder of Bernadine Baumgarten

WINDHOEK: The police in the Erongo Region yesterday arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the murder of Bernadine Baumgarten.

Baumgarten’s body was discovered dumped in the dunes near the Narraville residential area, some 300 metres from the Swakopmund-Walvis Bay road, on Thursday morning.

The suspect, believed to have been the victim’s boyfriend, was arrested in the Kuisebmond residential area on Thursday night at around 22h00.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Detective Inspector Erastus Iikuyu told Nampa today the suspect was found at a public transport terminal in Kuisebmond.

He added that the suspect is in custody and is being interrogated on the incident.

Baumgarten’s lifeless body was discovered by a passerby at around 06h00, and it is suspected that she was killed on Wednesday night.