After the deaths of two children in Hanau, investigators assume a family drama. The search for a suspect is underway.
- Bloody deed in Hanau: Two dead children discovered.
- The search for the suspect is ongoing.
- Investigators assume a homicide and a family background to the crime.
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Update from 12 May at 17.10: Prior to the alleged murder of two children, the Hanau Youth Welfare Office had evidence of family problems. The family moved to Hanau at the turn of the year 2021/22, the city announced on Thursday in response to a request from dpa. “In mid-January, the Hanau Youth Guard became aware that there were family problems.” Following this information, the youth guard immediately approached the family and made an offer. “The offer was accepted by the family,” the city said.
In addition to a specialist, the municipal social services (KSD) were also in contact with all family members, the city states. “There were no signs of violence in these contacts.” Earlier this week, KSD received feedback from the responsible agency, “that the family relationship had probably deteriorated”. KSD had therefore decided to seek dialogue again and intervene.
Investigators are still searching for a suspect following the bloody crime Wednesday. It is said to be the father of the children who were killed. However, this has not yet been officially confirmed by investigators.
Bloody crime in Hanau: the suspect is said to have announced that “something bad” was happening
Update from 12 May at 14:47: After police started murder investigations after the deaths of two children in Hanau, several backgrounds are now emerging. As picture reported, the parents of the children are said to have lived separately. The father therefore only had to be in the company of an employee in the youth care.
At the last meeting of this kind last weekend, the father is said to be loud picture announced that “something bad” would happen. That, according to the report, speaks for a planned killing. Meanwhile, the search for the suspect continues. Investigators have not yet released the suspect’s identity. The day before, however, there was a presumed family background to the crime.
Bloody crime in Hanau: Police are investigating a murder
Update from 12 May at 12:15: Police have launched a murder investigation into the case of the two dead children in Hanau. The children are siblings – a seven-year-old girl and an eleven-year-old boy. It explained a spokeswoman for the public prosecutor’s office of the German press agency.
The autopsy performed the day before showed that the girl had also died of injuries caused by “sharp force against the neck”. Mannheim24 reported. The boy died of several internal injuries after a fall from great heights. The reasons for the fall are part of the investigation, “which is being carried out on suspicion of murder,” the spokeswoman said.
Bloody deed in Hanau: The Hessian state parliament commemorates the dead children
Update from 12 May at 10:10: On Thursday, the Hessian state parliament commemorates the two dead children who were presumably victims of an act of violence in Hanau. MEPs rose from their seats at the start of the session on Thursday in Wiesbaden. Vice-President of the State Parliament Frank Lortz (CDU) spoke of a bad act.
The search for the suspect continues. A spokeswoman for the Hanau Public Prosecutor’s Office told dpa Thursday morning that no one had been arrested. Investigators assume a homicide and a family background to the crime.
Bloody crime in Hanau: the search for the suspect is underway – the identity is now clear
Update from 12 May at 06:33: After the deaths of two children in Hanau, the investigation is in full swing. The search for a suspect has so far been in vain. According to a report from picture is said to be the father of the children killed. “The first indications currently allow us to assume a family background,” Lisa Pohlmann of the Hanau Public Prosecutor’s Office told the tabloid without confirming the suspect’s identity.
Local residents standing on the sidewalk, looking up at the balcony where a lifeless girl had been spotted, expressed dismay. “You are shocked, especially when you are a mother yourself,” said a 32-year-old who was traveling with his two young children.
Hanau in shock again: girl and boy (7 and 11) found dead – family known by the city
Update from 11 May at 14:45: Following the alleged killing of two children in Hanau, Mayor Claus Kaminsky (SPD) was shocked. “It’s a shock to walk through the city again,” he said picture. “We must now await further investigations by the police. Unfortunately, there is a lot to say about family drama. “Kaminsky said,” I did not know the family personally, but what we do know is that they have had social-educational support for a few months. “
Just over two years ago, a 43-year-old German murdered nine people in Hanau for racist reasons. The action sparked nationwide horror.
Hanau: Two children found dead – both to be autopsied
Update from 11 May at 12:25: According to a spokeswoman for the Hanau Public Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect that police are currently looking for is a man. The relationship between him and the children was initially unknown. When officers arrived, the boy was no longer responsive, police and prosecutors said.
Officers then found the lifeless girl on the balcony of an apartment on the ninth floor. The emergency doctor could only determine the death. The boy was taken to Hanau City Hospital, where he succumbed to his serious injuries shortly after. The two children should be autopsied later in the day, the spokeswoman for the public prosecutor’s office said.
“Investigators from the public prosecutor’s office and the criminal police are assuming a homicide and are now concentrating on what happened in the house that morning,” the statement said. Neighbors would also be thoroughly questioned and clues secured, the spokeswoman said. With a view to the ongoing investigations, further results will probably not be published until this Thursday (May 12), it is stated.
Police cordoned off the streets around the house with barricades and patrol cars. Spectators stood around. Detectives in white protective gear stood on the balcony on the ninth floor. Police had a drone fly over the house to photograph the crime scene from as many perspectives as possible. Shrubs were removed in front of the house. The residential house is on a total of eleven floors with a shop and café on the ground floor.
Hanau: Two dead children discovered – police are looking for suspects
Update from 11 May at 11:45: It is an incredible event that must have happened in Hanau on Wednesday morning. After the emergency services discovered two dead children in downtown Hanau, the boy was initially taken to a clinic (see original report below), police are now looking for a suspect. It informs dpa. According to the spokeswoman for the Hanau Public Prosecutor’s Office, there is evidence of a family background to the crime. According to previous information, it was supposed to be a seven-year-old girl and an eleven-year-old boy who lived in the apartment.
Hanau: Police find dead girl in apartment building and seriously injured boy on the street – he dies too
Original message: Hanau – Police found a dead girl in a high-rise building in downtown Hanau on Wednesday. According to a police spokesman, a seriously injured boy was spotted on the street in front of the house. He was taken to a clinic in Offenbach. As a spokeswoman for the Hanau Public Prosecutor’s Office reported to the German press agency on Wednesday, the boy is said to have succumbed to his serious injuries. The girl was therefore spotted on the balcony of the apartment. Investigators will currently assume a homicide.
The background to the dramatic incident is still unclear. Passers-by spotted the boy on the street around 7.20am and alerted the emergency services. The dead girl was then spotted on the ninth floor of the apartment building in the city center.