After the discovery of a lifeless woman in an apartment in Berlin-Spandau, the homicide commission is investigating a homicide. The police said emergency services discovered the 78-year-old on Tuesday morning in the apartment building in Hakenfelde.

The 77-year-old husband is said to have tried to commit suicide by jumping out of the window.

Rescue workers took the man to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, it said. According to Tuesday’s information, any help came too late for the woman.

Also in Lauchhammer, in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, a woman died as a result of a suspected violent crime.

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The police arrested the 81-year-old husband for the time being.

Local residents found the 71-year-old seriously injured on Tuesday afternoon on a property in Bärhaus Street, the police said. She is said to have died on the spot despite medical help.

Initial findings indicated that she was the victim of an act of violence, it said.