A child’s corpse was found in Thuringia. The police are now investigating the mother’s partner.
A child’s corpse was found in Bad Blankenburg. “The suspicion is directed against the mother’s partner,” said the Thuringian State Criminal Police Office (LKA) on Saturday. The homicide commission of the LKA is investigating the suspicion of killing the child. The suspect is in custody for another crime, the LKA said. “Any further criminal responsibilities are currently being examined,” it said.
The body was discovered on Friday on the outskirts of Bad Blankenburg (Saalfeld-Rudolstadt district). Exactly where, the investigators initially gave no information. Traces were secured, it said. A plot of land in a garden with bungalows was sealed by the police on Saturday. A dpa reporter on site described it as neglected. The police were there on Saturday as well.
The investigations were carried out on behalf of the public prosecutor’s office in Gera. It was initially unclear how long the child had been searched for. A suspicion had been in the room for several days, according to the LKA. The State Criminal Police Office initially did not want to provide any further information, such as the sex or age of the child, for reasons of investigation.
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