A Gambia immigrant man suspected of the mysterious January death of an American-born nanny in Vienna was arrested at a Swiss refugee center, local media reports.
The 24-year-old Gambia native — who has been identified by Vienna authorities as Abdou I. — was taken into custody Thursday for the death of Colorado native Lauren Mann, officials told Austrai’s Kronen Zeitung
No mug shot of the suspect has been released.
Mann, 25, was found dead in her apartment, Jan. 26, with her half-naked body located on a mattress, police have said.
An autopsy showed that she died of suffocation.
She was sharing her apartment with the Gambian, who was in Austria illegally, authorities have said.
The nature of the man’s relationship with Mann is unclear.
The suspect has previously faced sex abuse charges in Germany, Kronen Zeitung reports.
Austria has 18 days from the arrest date to request extradition.
Authorities reportedly used the suspect’s phone to track him down.
Mann, the killed American, had lived in Vienna for three years and was working in Austria as an au pair, local media reported.
Mann’s death followed the December strangulation of Ashley Olsen, 35, an expat living in Florence, Italy, who authorities believe was killed after a cord or rope was tied around her neck.
A Senegalese immigrant was arrested in connection to Olsen’s death.