German authorities announced Thursday that an American man was arrested after he assaulted two American tourists near Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Germany, then pushed them down a steep cliff, killing one of the women.
The police said in a statement that the 30-year-old man met the two tourists, aged 21 and 22, on a hiking trail and lured them to a deserted road, pointing out that “the man physically assaulted the young woman at first.”
And the police added, “When her friend tried to defend her, the man pushed her, which led to her falling down a steep slope.”
After he finished raping the 21-year-old, he also pushed her towards the cliff, and she fell 50 meters and ended up with the same fate as her friend.
And the police pointed out that “the 22-year-old girl survived,” and indicated that the raped girl died upon her arrival at the hospital.
The suspect left the scene, but was arrested nearby shortly thereafter.