German police stated Tuesday that two youngsters are in custody suspected of killing a 12-year-old woman discovered lifeless previous this week within the western the town of Freudenberg, in a case that has surprised the rustic.
The lady, who was once handiest recognized by means of her first identify Louise because of privateness causes, went lacking Saturday after visiting a chum. She was once discovered stabbed to dying on Sunday in a woodland close to a former railroad station, after an enormous police seek.
Prosecutor Mario Mannweiler informed journalists that “we will have to suppose that the crime was once dedicated by means of two youngsters from the (sufferer’s) circle of acquaintances.”
The 2 suspects, who’re 12 and 13 years outdated, confessed to the killing, police officer Florian Locker stated.
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Bringing up the age of the suspects, officers refused to offer any more main points on their identification, gender, cause or whether or not they knew the sufferer from college.
Because of their adolescence, the 2 youngsters are underneath the age of criminal responsibility which is 14 in Germany. They had been subsequently now not arrested however taken into custody of a adolescence welfare place of job.
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Police stated the sufferer had a number of stabbing wounds and died of blood loss.
The governor of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the place Freudenberg is situated, stated he was once appalled by the killing.
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“North Rhine-Westphalia is grieving,” Hendrik Wuest stated. “It’s incomprehensible and insufferable that youngsters are able to such terrible acts.”
He promised that the government would do the whole lot of their energy to make clear the explanations and instances of the crime.