Mohamed Januzi Germany migrant child abducted
A poster by Berlin police asking for help in finding four-year-old asylum-seeker Mohamed Januzi who is feared dead JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

German police have found the body of a child in the car of a suspect in the disappearance of a four-year-old migrant boy in Berlin. The 32-year-old man, who has not been named, has been arrested and was being questioned by authorities.

Police said an autopsy was due to be conducted to ascertain cause of death and certify that the body found hidden in the trunk of the suspect's vehicle was that of Mohamed Januzi, a Bosnian child who vanished earlier this month.

The grim discovery came days after police appealed to the public for information regarding a bearded man seen on security camera walking hand-in-hand with Januzi in the German capital shortly after the boy's disappearance. Police had also offered €10,000 (£7,100, $11,000) for evidence leading to the arrest of the suspected abductor.

The man arrested is understood to be the same person seen in the footage, although authorities are yet to confirm that. Police said the suspect was held following leads received from people close to him.

Januzi, who moved to Berlin with his family from Bosnia two years ago went missing on 1 October. He was last seen at a registration centre for migrants and asylum-seekers where he had accompanied his 28-year-old mother and two siblings.

UPDATE: Prosecutors said the suspect has confessed to killing 4-year-old asylum-seeker Mohamed Januzi. The man was turned in to police by his mother.