A 17-year-old boy has been arrested by the police on Monday in connection with the murder and dismemberment of his mother in a village south-west of Berlin.
NAN reports that the police said that the youth, who has not been named, is a repeat offender linked to the drug scene.
He was arrested in the house he shared with his mother in Borkheide, a village of less than 300 residents, in the state of Brandenburg.
The teen’s mother had been reported missing by a friend, who described her as socially withdrawn.
The 58-year-old woman had not been seen for several days when police went to her home on Saturday to investigate.
They found traces of blood in the house and on the surrounding property, and evidence of a fire in the garden.
Officers eventually discovered bones and a woman’s torso, though the body has yet to be identified.
The murder is thought to have taken place at some point after March 31.