Man Puts Wife’s Head In Concrete Block And Drowns Himself

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Man puts wife's head in concrete block and drowns himself

A man strangled and dismembered his wife before entombing her head in concrete and using it as a weight to drown himself in a lake, authorities said on Tuesday.

Police official Gottfried Mitterlehner only identified the couple as a 72-year old man and his 71-year old wife from Germany. They were found in the waters of Traunsee, Austria, on Monday. More after the cut…..

Officials told reporters the head was found in a block of concrete in a bag which was attached to the man’s hand. A day earlier, two suitcases containing the woman’s remains were found floating close to the lake’s shore near the town of Gmunden, around 50 miles east of Salzburg.

epa05087739 Austrian police carry a bag that was retrieved by police divers from the Traunsee (Traunlake) in Gmunden, Austria on 04 January 2016. Austrian police kept searching the lake after they had found a suitcase floating in the Traunsee in Austria on 03 January 2016, containing female human remains. EPA/THOMAS LEITNER