Andy Eckardt, NBC News, February 8, 2016
A suspect in the death of American nanny Lauren Mann has been arrested at a Swiss refugee center, officials told NBC News on Monday.
Mann, a 25-year-old originally from Colorado, was found half naked in apartment in the Austrian city of Vienna last month. An autopsy showed she died from suffocation and officials said a “considerable” amount of blood was found at the scene.
A spokesperson for the Swiss Federal Ministry of Justice told NBC News that a man from the Gambia was arrested Thursday at a refugee center in the town of Kreuzlingen, around 20 miles from the Austrian border.
Austria’s Kronen Zeitung newspaper said the suspect’s DNA was found at the crime scene and that Austrian Federal Police tracked him down by locating his mobile phone in Switzerland.