Austrian authorities apprehended two Afghan males after the body of a 13-year-old girl was found on a street in Vienna last week, according to reports.
The young victim was discovered on Saturday morning, her badly bruised body propped up against a tree between sidewalk and street in the Donaustadt district of the Austrian capital.
On Monday, police arrested two Afghan nationals, aged 16 and 18, who are suspected of killing the girl.
An initial autopsy indicates she was choked or suffocated to death.
It is unclear how the victim arrived where she was found, but authorities say they she was likely murdered elsewhere.
"The location of the victim is not the crime scene," police spokesman Markus Dittrich told Austrian media.
"The 13-year-old was not killed in a public space, but in a private space, an apartment or a house."
It is also unknown how the girl came to be in Vienna, as she is from Lower Austria, another state in the Alpine nation.
“We are investigating at full speed. Many interrogations are being carried out surrounding the young girl," Dittrich said.
The suspects are expected to be questioned on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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