Anna Florence Reed from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, in the UK was found in her hotel bathroom in Locarno, Switzerland on Tuesday, April 9
She died of asphyxiation, according to the autopsy report, with micro fractures in her bones
Marc Schatzle, 29, is facing a charge of pre-intentional homicide, after the body of Anna Florence Reed was found on the bathroom floor around 7am on Tuesday
Reed, 22, was heard arguing with her boyfriend at 3am before she was found dead
The Schatzle has been accused of intentional murder by Swiss police, but prosecutors are yet to decide the charges
The suspect claims she accidentally died after “an erotic game went wrong”
Anna, from a wealthy UK family was an avid social media poster under the handle Berlin Baby, had posted several photographs of herself in exotic locations in recent months
Anna Florence Reed [photo], 22, as found in her hotel bathroom in Locarno, Switzerland on Thursday
The German boyfriend of a British woman who died in a “sex game gone wrong” has been formally accused with her murder.
Marc Schatzle, 29, is facing a charge of pre-intentional homicide, after the body of Anna Florence Reed was found on the bathroom floor around 7am on Tuesday.
Reed, 22, was heard arguing with her boyfriend at 3am before she was found dead in their hotel suite in Switzerland on Tuesday, April 9.
Schatzle reportedly, 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’.
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.
Reed and her German boyfriend Marc Schatzle, [left] had been staying at Ramada La Palma au Lac in Locarno, in Switzerland before she died on April 11
Reed and Schatzle were staying in a plush $262-a-night room at the Ramada La Palma au Lac, [foreground], Switzerland when the death occurred
The dead woman’s travelling companion, a heavily tattooed German male has been arrested on suspicion of murder at a posh hotel in Locarno, after the medical examiner ruled that she died of asphyxiation.
Local media reported that other guests complained at 3am on the Tuesday to the porter after hearing arguing coming from the couple’s room.
Although her boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of intentional murder after Reed’s body was found, the suspect’s ex-partner said he’s “no murderer”.
The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, said: “He never ever has been violent. Never ever. It’s just not possible.
“In German we have the expression: ‘I would put my hand in the fire for that’. I use this expression because I am so sure that he is innocent.
“It was an accident, it must have been.”
Reed’s boyfriend has now been accused of murdering her by Swiss police. Hotel guests had complained about hearing screaming from their hotel room on the night
She added: “I was with him for eight years. We have two children together. I know him very, very well. He is a good father. I know him better than anyone.
“I am 200 per cent sure, no 1000 per cent in fact. He has never been violent and he is the perfect father. He is a very lovely man.
“This is all so sad. So sad for everyone. I am so shocked. It must have been an accident. We were not actually married but we were more than girlfriend-boyfriend.”
The last saw the man accused of murder on April 5.
She said: “I last saw him a week ago. It was Friday. He was good. He had been travelling. He doesn’t usually travel much. He’s usually here in Zurich.”
The hotel’s night porter was sent to the couple’s hotel room after a row the night before Reed was found dead. Swiss cops are investigating the boyfriend on a charge of intentional murder
Under Swiss law, police can accuse someone of a crime but it’s up to the prosecutors to decide what the accused will be charged with.
Although the German lover has been accused of murder by the police, prosecutors are yet to decide what he will be charged with.
A source close to the prosecutor said: “The boyfriend has said it was an erotic game that went wrong. The autopsy initial results have shown she died from suffocation with micro fractures in her bones.
“The full findings will not be known for several days but for the time being there is sufficient evidence to hold him in custody in a local prison.
“He will appear before a magistrate in the next few days.”
Anna Florence Reed and her German beau had only flown in to Switzerland last week after returning from a holiday in Thailand
The couple were pictured smiling on the terrace of their lakeside hotel in Locarno, in Switzerland, after checking in on Monday afternoon. The suspect has the word ‘warrior’ inked above his left eyebrow and other facial tattoos.
On the same day they had been to a nearby boutique where her boyfriend, who lives in Zurich, paid for two expensive dresses with cash.
A tailor there said: “She seemed very content and happy with her boyfriend. They seemed in love.”
Yesterday Anna’s father Clive and sister Millie were not at their home in Harrogate, North Yorks. They were thought to have been on their way to Switzerland having been told of Anna’s death on Wednesday.
A neighbour said it was the second tragedy to hit the family after Anna and Millie’s mum died from a brain aneurysm four years ago.
The neighbour said: “It’s absolutely dreadful. Anna was such a lovely girl, so beautiful.”
The neighbour added the family were “very wealthy” and Anna’s grandparents had a home in Monaco, while dad Clive is a trustee of Copgrove Hall Stud, in Harrogate, breeding thoroughbred horses.
Anna Reed [seen here with her boyfriend], who wrote on social media under the handle Berlin Baby, had posted several photographs of herself in exotic locations in recent months
Reed [left] seen with her boyfriend Marc Schatzle [right], in Locarno shortly before her death, “ seemed very content and happy with her boyfriend. They seemed in love,” a tailor in Zurich said
Yesterday there was no sign of the tragedy at room 501 where Anna died and police had completed their forensic examination with guests coming and going oblivious to what had happened.
A post-mortem examination confirmed that Anna died from asphyxiation while she also had small cuts and fractures on her body, local media reported.
A hotel employee said: “There was a huge row between the couple the night before the woman was found dead.
“Other guests complained and the night porter had to go up and calm the situation down.”
Anna’s “agitated” boyfriend went down to the hotel’s lobby at 6.30am on Tuesday morning to inform staff his girlfriend was dead.
A source at the hotel said they had been due to stay there several days and police confirmed the boyfriend was German but lived in Zurich.
They are thought to have only flown in to Switzerland last week after returning from a holiday in Thailand.
Anna, who wrote on social media under the handle Berlin Baby, had posted several photographs of herself in exotic locations in recent months.