American student, 21, is stabbed to death by her roommate & # 39; while studying in the Netherlands

Sarah Papenheim (pictured), from Minnesota, was stabbed in the Netherlands on Wednesday

American student, 21, is stabbed to death by her male roommate, 23 & # 39; during his studies in the Netherlands after he had said that she was his only friend & # 39; and she complained that he had a bad mood & # 39; had

  • Sarah Papenheim, from Minnesota, was stabbed to death on Wednesday afternoon
  • The authorities said that the 21-year-old was attacked in her apartment in Rotterdam
  • She was allegedly stabbed by a 23-year-old Dutch man who lived in the same building
  • The Papenheim family says that she studied psychology at the Erasmus University
  • Rotterdam police said that no motive has been established in connection with death

Valerie Edwards for Dailymail.com

An American student has been stabbed to death in the Netherlands.

Sarah Papenheim, from Minnesota, died Wednesday afternoon after being attacked in her apartment in Rotterdam.

The 21-year-old studied at the Erasmus University, the Rotterdam police told ABC Eyewitness News.

According to the police, Papenheim was stabbed by a 23-year-old Dutch man who lived in the same building as the victim.

Sarah Papenheim (pictured), from Minnesota, was stabbed in the Netherlands on Wednesday

Papenheim studied at Erasmus University when she was attacked in her apartment

Papenheim studied at Erasmus University when she was attacked in her apartment

Sarah Papenheim (left and right), from Minnesota, was stabbed in the Netherlands on Wednesday. Papenheim studied at Erasmus University when she was attacked in her apartment

According to the police, Papenheim, who was also a drummer, was stabbed by a 23-year-old Dutch man who lived in the same building as the victim. The suspect was arrested almost an hour after the body of Papenheim was found

According to the police, Papenheim, who was also a drummer, was stabbed by a 23-year-old Dutch man who lived in the same building as the victim. The suspect was arrested almost an hour after the body of Papenheim was found

According to the police, Papenheim, who was also a drummer, was stabbed by a 23-year-old Dutch man who lived in the same building as the victim. The suspect was arrested almost an hour after the body of Papenheim was found

The suspect was arrested almost an hour after the body of Papenheim was found.

The police think they were two acquaintances. His identity has not been released.

A GoFundMe account prepared by family and friends said that the person who stabbed Papenheim was her roommate. No motive has been established.

Papenheim's mother, Donee Odegard, also said that the suspect was her roommate's roommate.

& # 39; She would walk towards you as if you were forever friends & # 39 ;, told Odegard to ABC Eyewitness News.

Odegard also said that her daughter had complained that the suspect had a bad mood.

She said that she had told her daughter to leave, but her daughter would say that she is his only friend & # 39; used to be.

Family members said that Papenheim studied psychology with an emphasis on suicide, & # 39; which lasted the life of her 21-year-old brother three years ago.

The Papenheim family lost his son, Josh, in 2015.

The family said they were trying to raise $ 40,000 to help cover expensive travel expenses to bring Papenheim home. Odegard flies to Rotterdam on Friday.

A GoFundMe account prepared by family and friends said that the person who stabbed Papenheim (photo) was her roommate. No motive has been established

A GoFundMe account prepared by family and friends said that the person who stabbed Papenheim (photo) was her roommate. No motive has been established

A GoFundMe account prepared by family and friends said that the person who stabbed Papenheim (photo) was her roommate. No motive has been established

The 21-year-old studied at the Erasmus University (photo). Family members said that Papenheim studied psychology with the emphasis on suicide, & # 39; which lasted the life of her 21-year-old brother three years ago & # 39;

The 21-year-old studied at the Erasmus University (photo). Family members said that Papenheim studied psychology with the emphasis on suicide, & # 39; which lasted the life of her 21-year-old brother three years ago & # 39;

The 21-year-old studied at the Erasmus University (photo). Family members said that Papenheim studied psychology with the emphasis on suicide, & # 39; which lasted the life of her 21-year-old brother three years ago & # 39;

Sarah was a beautiful, lively young woman and a talented musician with a smile that could illuminate a room & # 39 ;, read the GoFundMe.

& # 39; She played with some of the best musicians in the Twin Cities and had many close relationships with them. Her presence is irreplaceable. We love you, drummer girl. & # 39;

A spokeswoman from the Erasmus University has released a statement about ABC News.

The university is shocked by this terrible incident and causes upsetting students and staff and will act on relatives according to our protocols.

We encourage our students and staff not only to leave each other in this difficult time and to contact student counselors and psychologists if they want & # 39 ;, according to the statement.

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