The suspect remains in prison. Police and prosecutors said Monday that final identification of the body has yet to be completed.
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Her son was detained at the scene.
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The dpa news agency reports that officers found human remains believed to be those of the 58-year-old woman at her home in the eastern village of Borkheide, southwest of Berlin, on Saturday.
BERLIN — German police have arrested 17-year-old boy on suspicion of killing his mother and dismembering her body.