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.