The Tunisian Mahmoud N. (49) is suspected to be his partner Renata Ö. (32) and killed her daughter (15) – the eXXpress reported. Both were found dead in their apartment in Vienna-Mariahilf. On Friday afternoon, an autopsy revealed third-party debt, said police spokeswoman Irina Steirer. For reasons of investigation tactics, there was initially no information on the cause of death.
In the meantime, however, it turned out that the act did not happen in an emotional state, but was committed in cold blood. According to “Krone” information, this is indicated by the injury pattern. The autopsy revealed that both victims may have been suffocated or strangled. The police confirmed the reports.
The police are currently looking for the suspected Tunisian, the partner of the mother who was killed. There is no trace of him. He lived in another apartment and the day before he had visited the woman and her daughter, who was not his own.
The relationship between him and the woman’s two sons (7 and 9) is currently unknown. The two are cared for by a crisis intervention team. When the boys woke up in the morning, the man was already gone.
A doctor called the police on Thursday around 5:15 p.m. because the woman’s other children – two boys aged seven and nine – had come to her surgery alone, the executive said on Friday. The doctor first tried to reach the mother, which was unsuccessful. The police officers from the Tauber-Stummengasse Inspection then picked up the children and drove them home to Mollardgasse.
Officers found the front door open. “They entered the apartment and have not spotted anyone for the time being. They then found the two bodies in a room whose door was closed,” said Dittrich. According to “krone.at” information from investigators, the dead were lying in bed in the darkened room, lifeless and lying on their stomachs. The emergency doctor could only have determined the death of the mother, a Hungarian, and daughter. The Vienna State Criminal Police Office took over the further investigations. “The coroner was at the scene of the crime that night,” said Dittrich.
Social Affairs Minister Johannes Rauch (Greens) referred to efforts to prevent male violence. “We have a devastating, deadly problem with intimate partner violence in Austria.” You have to start directly with the potential perpetrators in order to protect women and children from male violence. “Men in particular are called upon to actively take responsibility and intervene as soon as they witness violence. Men do not have the right to decide about a woman’s life,” emphasized the department head.