Romania's interior minister dismissed the police chief after a young girl was murdered, whose repeated emergency calls went unnoticed for hours.
According to her family, officers did not take their calls seriously, while police said they had trouble finding them.
It is believed that the girl died at the hands of her kidnapper.
The police found remains of people and jewelry the girl carried in a house and arrested a 65-year-old man for interrogation.
The girl, who was only identified as Alexandra, was abducted when she tried to hitchhike there, according to police in her home in the southern city of Caracal.
On Thursday morning, she called the emergency number 112 three times and said she had been abducted by a driver who picked her up. 19659013] The women were killed in one day Die Welt
According to police chief Ioan Buda – who has now been released – Alexandra shouted "He is coming, he is coming" before the call was disconnected.
The authorities say they initially struggled to find the place from which they called.
They identified the house in which she believed she was detained at 3:00 am on Friday.
However, the police then applied for a search warrant – although this was not required by law – and waited until morning to enter the house.
Only 19 hours after the girl's last distress call, they ransacked the property.
The police have sent the human remains for analysis – and suspect that they may belong to Alexandra as Reuters reports that the 18-year-old was missing.
Interior Minister Nicolae Moga said the police chief had been fired "because drastic measures are needed".
Provisional Attorney General Bogdan Licu told TV station Antena 3: "Why [police] has waited … must be clarified … A girl who according to all sources could have been saved died."