Joint press release by the Ellwangen public prosecutor and the Aalen Waldstetten police headquarters: Follow-up report on homicide in the care facility The suspect was brought before the responsible investigating judge on Thursday morning. The latter issued the requested placement order and implemented it. The 44-year-old was then placed in a facility for mentally ill people. He makes use of his right to refuse to testify. The crime knife has not yet been found despite the search measures initiated. Presumably the suspect got rid of it on his escape between the scene of the crime and the place of arrest. The knife is described as dagger-like, with a blade that is about 10-15 centimeters long and sharpened on both sides. The suspect escaped from the crime scene on Rechbergstrasse, presumably via the streets Beethovenstrasse, Max-Reger-Weg, Josef-Haydn-Strasse, Forstweg, Schwarzhornweg, Hohenstaufenstrasse and Barbarossaweg to the sports field in Brunnengasse, where he was arrested without resistance. If such a knife is found by people in the vicinity of the streets described, please notify the Schwäbisch Gmünd police station immediately by calling 07171/3580. Joint press release by the Ellwangen public prosecutor’s office and Aalen Waldstetten police headquarters: caregiver fatally injured by knife wounds A 61-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries on Wednesday morning in Rechbergstrasse. The victim worked as a carer in a local facility for people with intellectual disabilities or mental illness and was in her office at the time of the crime. According to the current status of the investigation, there is an urgent suspicion that the injured party was visited by a 44-year-old man who is looked after and also works in this facility. During the conversation, the man is said to have suddenly taken out a knife around 9.45 a.m. and stabbed the supervisor. She suffered severe injuries, which she later succumbed to in the hospital. The suspect fled on foot. The police immediately initiated a large-scale manhunt for the 44-year-old, in which more than ten patrol crews and other police forces were involved. The suspect was identified and arrested by a patrol crew shortly after 10 a.m. in the area of the sports field in Brunnenweg. The background to the act is so far unclear. The criminal police started the investigation in close consultation with the public prosecutor’s office. The public prosecutor’s office will apply to the competent court for a placement order. The accused will be brought before the responsible investigating judge tomorrow (October 15, 2020).