After the discovery of five dead on Saturday in a single-family house in Königs Wusterhausen (Brandenburg), the family man is considered the perpetrator, according to investigators. The man committed suicide, according to investigations, which the police and public prosecutor Cottbus informed about in a press release on Monday.
A farewell letter wise to the 40-year-old. There were also no signs of forced entry, signs of fighting or the presence of third parties at the time of the crime. The father of the family is said to have killed his wife, also 40 years old, and his three children at the age of four, eight and ten years.
The bodies were discovered in the house on Saturday afternoon. Neighboring residents had alerted the police. During the search for clues, a firearm was discovered that could be used as a murder weapon, it said. You were at a point that matches the likely course of events. According to the findings, neither the husband nor his wife had a gun license. No information was given on the content of the letter found.
“This tragedy leaves me stunned,” said the mayor of Königs Wusterhausen, Michaela Wiezorek. Her deepest sympathy goes first of all to relatives, friends and acquaintances. But you also think of all the emergency services who would have performed their tasks on the spot and now have to deal with this event, she said.
A pastoral care center has been set up. “We will speak to the institutions that the three children visited,” announced Wiezorek. Both the children there and the carers are offered professional help in order to be able to come to terms with this terrible loss.
The investigation by the police and public prosecutor’s office is about smoke traces and projectiles. This will probably take until Wednesday. The investigation is being carried out by a homicide squad and the Cottbus public prosecutor’s office. (APA / red)