Arraignment set for suspect in case of Minnesotan fatally stabbed in Netherlands

Sarah Papenheim Photo: courtesy of the Papenheim family
Sarah Papenheim

December 14, 2018 07:26 AM

The arraignment of the suspect in the stabbing death of a 21-year-old woman from Minnesota in the Netherlands has been scheduled for Friday.

Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Papenheim, a Minnesotan studying in the Netherlands, was fatally stabbed in her apartment building near Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

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Roland Ekkers of the Rotterdam Police Department said Papenheim was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday.

Minnesotan fatally stabbed while studying in the Netherlands

Ekkers confirmed the male suspect was found at a train station nearby shortly after the incident and was arrested. He is set to be arraigned Friday.

Papenheim was studying psychology with a focus on suicide at Erasmus University. Her brother killed himself three years ago.

"She was going to have the chance to go somewhere," Donee Odegard, Papenheim's mother, said. "My life has been ripped," she added.

Papenheim was also a musician who played in the Twin Cities. Her fellow musicians are now trying to help her family pay for the cost to get her home.

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Multiple GoFundMe pages have been created to help the Papenheim family. Click here, here or here to donate.

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