The German boyfriend of a British woman who was found dead in a Swiss hotel room after a ‘sex game went wrong’ has been pictured.
Marc Schatzle, 29, is facing a charge of pre-intentional homicide, after the body of Anna Florence Reed, 22, was found on the bathroom floor around 7am on Tuesday.
Hotel guests reported hearing shouting coming from their room at the Ramada La Palma au Lac in Locarno, on Monday night.
Swiss police have not yet confirmed Schatzle’s arrest, but the pair can be seen in a picture from Locarno just days before her death.
Police said in a statement: ‘A 29-year-old German man has been arrested and a file has been sent to the local prosecutor with an allegation of pre-intentional homicide.’
A source said: ‘Early on Tuesday morning he appeared in the reception. He was agitated and said his girlfriend had a problem with her health, that she was ill.
‘The receptionist could tell by his tone that it was serious so called an ambulance immediately.
‘The boyfriend was spoken to at the hotel by police and then he went to a police station. He was interrogated and he cooperated. He was then arrested at the end of the afternoon.’
Worried guests alerted staff to the commotion around 3am after hearing Anna arguing with a man, and a night porter was sent to their room to try to calm the situation, according to local media.
Her lifeless body was found early the next day and Anna was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
The pair arrived at the luxury hotel on Saturday and was due to stay for ‘several day’ in the premium top floor room.
According to the Corriere del Ticino, Schatzle, who has a distinct ‘warrior’ tattoo on his face, told police Anna died during a sex game that went wrong.
There were initially no signs of violence found on her body but a post-mortem confirmed she died from suffocation or asphyxiation.
Small fractures and cuts were also found on her body.
A spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office told Metro.co.uk: ‘Our consular staff are assisting the family of a British woman following her death in Switzerland and are in contact with the Swiss and UK police.’