The couple’s daughter called the police around 7:30 a.m. The father called her beforehand and announced “that he would kill his wife and then himself”. After the daughter’s emergency call was received, several patrol cars, ambulance and professional fire brigade raced to the crime scene. Officers found “the couple motionless in bed,” Ibrahim said. The woman could not be resuscitated.
The State Criminal Police Office in Vienna is investigating “at full speed” on suspicion of murder and attempted suicide. The cause of death was still unclear, the investigators said strangulation marks were found on the woman’s neck. The background to the crime has not yet been clarified, emphasized Mohamed, but a connection with a serious illness in the woman is suspected.
The man was in critical condition in a hospital Thursday afternoon. He is said to have taken various medications. A farewell letter has not yet been found.