Denmark issues warrant for Syrian suspected in family deaths

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " Danish police have issued an international arrest warrant for a Syrian refugee whose wife and two daughters were found murdered in the family's apartment in southern Denmark.

Police said Tuesday they suspect that 33-year-old Hamid Farid Mohammed "may have had something to do with the murders."

Investigators on Sunday found the remains of the 27-year-old woman and the couple's daughters, aged 7 and 9, in a freezer inside their apartment in Aabenraa, near the border with Germany.

Mohammed's whereabouts weren't known. Police said a court detained him in absentia, allowing investigators to issue a warrant for his arrest in Denmark and internationally.

The family arrived in Denmark in 2015 and received refugee status.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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