In Austria’s mainstream media, this crime quickly disappeared from the headlines again when the identity of the suspect became known: A Tunisian (49) who has a valid residence permit for Vienna is strongly suspected of having committed a crime, his partner (35) and her eldest having strangled a child (15) in their apartment in Vienna-Mariahilf. The Tunisian, who is presumed innocent, has been on the run since the crime last week. Two of the woman’s sons – aged seven and nine – are now orphans.
The eXXpress has now learned from police sources that a worldwide manhunt has now been launched against the fugitive suspect. However: on whose instructions no picture of the alleged perpetrator may be given to the media, although this would of course help a lot in finding out the whereabouts. That means: For reasons that are not yet known, the perpetrator has a better chance of going into hiding or going back to his home country.
“This is a really mysterious way of proceeding by the criminalists,” wonders a long-standing intelligence expert in an interview with eXXpress. For him there are only two reasons why the picture and the name of the suspect should not be made public: “Either the Tunisian is an employee or a liaison to a secret service – or the case is politically explosive because the suspect is prominent in Tunisia and a scandal should be avoided.”
Without publication of the photo and the name of the suspected double murderer, he has a good chance of being able to leave Europe unhindered.