Freiburg rape case: Police looking for two more suspects

Car parked at alleged rape crime scene in Freiburg (Getty Images/T. Niedermueller)
Freiburg police are looking for two further suspects tied to the rape of an 18-year-old student that saw eight men taken into custody and street protests in the German city.
Authorities on Friday said they found two further sets of DNA traces that do not match any of the others suspects' DNA.
"We have to assume that we are looking at two additional suspects," Bernd Belle from Freiburg's criminal police force said at a news conference. Whether it is likely that even more suspects were involved he said was "mere speculation."
Suspects from Syria, Germany
Several men are suspected of raping the victim after she had been to a nightclub in Freiburg on October 14. Police said the woman had taken drugs, but that it was unclear whether a drink she took afterward was spiked.
She is currently getting medical and psychological treatment and appears to be in a "stable" condition, according to police.
Of the eight suspects, aged 19 to 29, currently in custody, seven men are from Syria and one is German.
The main suspect, a 22-year-old from Syria, is what police called a multiple offender. He is also suspected of being involved in another case of sexual assault.
Police also said three of the suspects in custody had posed with weapons on the Internet.
"We suspect that they might be affiliated with the YPG or PKK," Belle said, referring to the Kurdish militia and extremist organization.
The rape case sparked protests focusing on the suspected involvement of refugees in the case as well as counterdemonstrations urging caution about focusing on the perpetrators' nationalities.