A BEAUTICIAN allegedly tracked down and killed her own lookalike in a bid to fake her own death.
The suspected killer, named only as Sharaban K, is believed to have searched for her doppelganger prey on Instagram.
5Khadidja O is now at the centre of a bizarre case known as the ‘Doppelganger Murder’Credit: tiktok5Sharaban K is alleged to have killed Khadidja in a bid to fake her own deathThe 23-year-old is alleged to have messaged several similar looking women before settling on her eventual victim, Khadidja O.
Sharaban is alleged to have stabbed Khadidja, also 23, more than 50 times and disfigured her face in a twisted bid to fake her own death.
Prosecutors have said the suspected killer was attempting to escape from her family by staging her own murder.
The killing took place in August 2022 – but only now have the chilling details started to emerge in Germany.
Cops found the blooded covered body of the young woman in a parked Mercedes in Ingolstadt.
The body was originally identified as Sharaban – with even members of her family identifying the body.
But only after an autopsy were questions were raised – and it was discovered the body was Khadidja, an Algerian beauty blogger from Heilbronn.
Both women did look “strikingly alike”, police said, and the place has been dubbed the “Doppelganger Murder” in the German press.
Sharaban and her friend Sheqir K, 23, have both been arrested over the killing – and face life in prison if convicted.
German law means the victims and accused have only been referred to be their first names and initial.
Sharaban is alleged to have reached out to several women who looked like he ron social media.
“By making various promises she tried to bring about meetings, which was initially unsuccessful,” said state prosecutor Veronika Grieser.
She added: “Investigations have led us to assume that the accused wanted to go into hiding because of a family dispute and fake her own death to that effect.”
Khadidja eventually agreed to meet up under the promise of a “cosmetics offer”, according to German outlet Sueddeutsche.
Sharaban and Sheqir are then alleged to have picked up the young woman from her home.
And then they stopped in a stretch of woodland between Heilbronn and Ingolstadt.
It is there they are alleged to have stabbed Khadidja to death before putting her body in the backseat and leaving it in Ingolstadt.
The body was discovered by Sharaban’s parents on August 16.
Sharaban and Sheqir were both detained on remand on suspicious of manslaughter on August 19 and last week had arrest warrants issued for them on suspicious of murder.
Police spokesman Andreas Aichele told Bild: “The crime weapon has not been found, but the evidence is overwhelming,” a police spokesperson.
“The victim was killed with over 50 thrusts of the knife, the face completely disfigured.”
He added: “You don’t get a case like this every day, especially with such a spectacular twist.
“On the day we found the body there was nothing to prepare us for this development.”
5Khadidja O was reportedly approached on InstagramCredit: tiktok5Sheqir K is also accused of being part of the murder plot5Sharaban was arrested after she was caught on CCTV in a pizzeria
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