German police search for father of slain Syrian woman on suspicion of murder

German police say they are looking for a 49-year-old Syrian man on suspicion of murdering his 20-year-old daughter, who worked as a volunteer translator after joining him in Germany.

Police in the eastern city of Dessau said Tuesday that Hisso Malak, who came to Germany in 2009, is wanted in connection with the death of his daughter Rokstan, who arrived in Germany two years ago.

Rokstan's body was found Oct. 2 in what police called a killing for "cultural motives."

They would not elaborate but the local Mitteldeutsche Zeitung cited an interview Rokstan gave saying she had been raped in Syria and that her family considered her "unclean."

Police released a photo of Malak saying he could have already fled the country.


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