Talk about dark...
I'm not really one for the tabloid headlines, but DANG.
German police say 23-year-old Sharaban K. used Instagram to find a woman that looked like her, then stabbed that women 50 times in August 2022 and dumped her body in her own car to fake her own death due to some family squabbles.
The alleged perpetrator — identified only as 23-year-old Sharaban K. — killed beauty blogger Khadidja O., also 23, in Ingolstadt, Germany last August, according to investigators.
Khadidja O. had been brutally stabbed more than 50 times, with her body left on the back seat of Sharaban K.'s Mercedes. Sharaban K. and an accomplice — identified as her boyfriend Sheqir K. — subsequently went into hiding.
When the body was found, police traced the car's registration to Sharaban K.'s family. Given the corpse had been disfigured, investigators assumed that she was the victim.
It might have worked if this was 1923, but advanced forensics quickly identified the victim and police began searching through Sharaban's social media history:
This week, police charged Sharaban K. with murder, with prosecutors saying she trawled Instagram in a bid to find a victim who matched her physical appearance.
"It has been confirmed that the accused had contacted several women via Instagram before the act who seemed to look similar to her," Attorney General Veronika Grieser told local publication, Bild. "It can be assumed that the suspect wanted to go into hiding, due to internal disputes with her family, and fake her own death."
Police say Sharaban lured in her victim with the promise of beauty products.
The injuries to her face were so severe that she was rendered unrecognizable.
Sharaban K. and Sheqir K. then allegedly parked the Mercedes in a place where it would be easily discoverable, leaving the body in the backseat.
Police spokesman Andreas Aichele told Bild: "The murder weapon has still not been found but the burden of proof is overwhelming."