It is a crime that will leave you speechless: in Solingen, the police discovered the bodies of five children. The mother is suspected of killing her. She then wanted to end her life.
In Solingen a mother is said to have murdered five of her children. Police discovered the bodies of the five siblings in an apartment on Thursday, a police spokeswoman confirmed. The mother is said to have thrown herself in front of a train at Düsseldorf central station. The oldest son (11) who is doing well was with her.
The crime scene is in the Hasseldelle district of Solingen. The bodies were discovered in an apartment in an apartment building. The children’s grandmother, who lives in Mönchengladbach, warned the police shortly before 2 p.m. In the afternoon there were numerous police and ambulances in front of the house. There were 40 researchers at work.
Mother jumped on the track
The dead children are three girls aged one and a half, two and three years old and two boys aged six and eight. The police initially did not provide any information about the cause of death.
A forensic technician enters a residential building: there are numerous emergency services in the residential building in Solingen, where five dead children were discovered. (Source: Berg / dpa)
However, she assumes a crime: “We assume a crime and will have to question the mother about this, but she cannot be questioned at the moment,” said police spokesman Stefan Weiand in Solingen. “We don’t know yet what exactly happened, when and why, just that it’s a very tragic situation.”
Lord Mayor was startled
The eleven-year-old son of the woman, who survived the crime, is staying with relatives, according to the police. According to the information, the mother jumped in front of an S-Bahn line 1 at 13:47 hours. According to a spokesperson for the fire department, she was found between two track beds and taken to a hospital injured. The police also had contact with the father in the early evening.
Solingen is located in the Bergische Land, about 35 kilometers from Düsseldorf. The city’s mayor, Tim Kurzbach (SPD), came to the crime scene late in the afternoon and left it visibly shocked. “Today is a day when we are very sad in Solingen because an act has taken place that has deeply affected us,” Kurzbach told journalists on the spot.
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