Murdered: The body of a ten-year-old boy, named only as Mirco, was found last week four months after he went missing
German police have arrested a top phone company executive who kidnapped and murdered a 10 year-old boy - because he had a bad day at the office.
'It was all the stress at work. The boss gave me a hard time and I had this overwhelming desire to kill a child,' the murderer told police after a five-month manhunt which led to the arrest.
The man, who has only been identified as 45-year-old Olaf H because of German privacy laws, phoned his wife as he drove home from work near Bonn to tell her about his miserable day and to say he might be late.'I drove around aimlessly looking for a random victim, a child because I wanted to have power over somebody,
' he said in a reported statement.
'A girl or a boy it didn't matter. I needed somebody so I could relieve my frustration.'
His victim was a boy named by police only as Mirco who was cycling home at 10pm after spending the evening at a skating rink.
He made the boy climb into his car before raping and then strangling him.
He dumped the body in a wood at Grefrath, near the Belgian border.Olaf's career took a turn for the better after the murder. His boss promoted him, gave him a pay rise and put him in charge of a department with 150 workers.