A 14-year-old girl was killed in a violent act in Middle Franconia on Friday. As a suspect, the police have provisionally arrested the three-year-old brother of the young people. The 41-year-old mother suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital, a police spokesman said.
On the morning of Epiphany - January 6th is a public holiday in Bavaria - the police received the emergency call from Weisendorf (Erlangen-Höchstadt district). It was initially unclear who dropped him. The officials were able to temporarily arrest the 17-year-old brother "near the scene of the crime".
According to the first impression, the girl died from a "pointed, sharp object". According to initial findings by the police, the woman and the two young people were alone in the house at the time of the crime. The police did not provide any information about the father of the children.
Exactly what happened in the house, whether there was a loud argument, whether the mother or daughter was attacked first, whether the son wanted to flee or was willing to be arrested - all of that initially remained in the dark, as did a possible motive. The investigation is still at the beginning, the spokesman said.
In the afternoon, forensics experts were still working in their white uniforms in the semi-detached house, and numerous police forces were on site. They also saw possible traces of blood outside the house – and also in the area of the neighboring house. It was initially unclear what it could be about.
The crime scene and the street in front of it were cordoned off. There were no neighbors from the neighboring houses to be seen. Only a few people walked by. Weisendorf has just 6800 inhabitants. In the afternoon, a candle stood near the crime scene - a black ribbon tied around it and a red rose attached to it.