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Suspect in boy's killing arrested; German police comb scene

  • A police vehicle stands in front of a destroyed roller shutter that hangs from a burnt out apartment window in Herne, western Germany, Friday, March 10, 2017. German police say they have arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of killing a 9-year-old boy in the western city of Herne and posting pictures of the victim's body on the internet. Officers made the arrest after the man called from a fast food stall and reported a fire in a nearby apartment, where police later found another male body. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

    A police vehicle stands in front of a destroyed roller shutter that hangs from a burnt out apartment window in Herne, western Germany, Friday, March 10, 2017. German police say they have arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of killing a 9-year-old boy in the western city of Herne and posting pictures of the victim's body on the internet. Officers made the arrest after the man called from a fast food stall and reported a fire in a nearby apartment, where police later found another male body. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A fast food establishment is pictured in Herne, Germany, Friday, March 10, 2017. Police said they have arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of killing a 9-year-old boy in the western city of Herne and posting pictures of the victim's body on the internet. Officers made the arrest after the man called from the fast food stall and reported a fire in a nearby apartment, where police later found another male body. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

    A fast food establishment is pictured in Herne, Germany, Friday, March 10, 2017. Police said they have arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of killing a 9-year-old boy in the western city of Herne and posting pictures of the victim's body on the internet. Officers made the arrest after the man called from the fast food stall and reported a fire in a nearby apartment, where police later found another male body. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A destroyed roller shutter hangs from a burnt out apartment window in Herne, western Germany, Friday, March 10, 2017. German police say they have arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of killing a 9-year-old boy in the western city of Herne and posting pictures of the victim's body on the internet. Officers made the arrest after the man called from a fast food stall and reported a fire in a nearby apartment, where police later found another male body. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

    A destroyed roller shutter hangs from a burnt out apartment window in Herne, western Germany, Friday, March 10, 2017. German police say they have arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of killing a 9-year-old boy in the western city of Herne and posting pictures of the victim's body on the internet. Officers made the arrest after the man called from a fast food stall and reported a fire in a nearby apartment, where police later found another male body. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

German crime scene specialists are searching for evidence at an apartment in the western city of Herne where the body of a man was found, believed to be the second victim of a 19-year-old suspected of earlier killing a boy.

The suspect, Marcel Hesse, was arrested after a four day manhunt late Thursday at a fast food stall in the city west of Dortmund.

He had been sought after police allege he killed a 9-year-old neighbor and posted gruesome images of the slain child online.

When he was picked up, he told police of a fire in a nearby apartment. Police found the body of an adult male there.

Prosecutor Paul Jansen told the dpa news agency Friday that Hesse gave a statement to authorities after his arrest.