The two girls who are said to have killed twelve-year-old Luise near Freudenberg on the border of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate no longer live with their parents for the time being. The two twelve and 13-year-olds were "housed outside the home environment," said the Siegen-Wittgenstein district responsible. "This is also linked to the fact that the children do not attend their previous schools."
The girls would still have contact with their parents. "Because of the young age of the girls, contact with the family is very important for the development of successful support and is supported in this respect," said the district. For the two suspects, it is also a "very unusual situation that requires a lot of empathy and prudent action," said district youth department head Thomas Wüst.
The two girls had confessed to having killed twelve-year-old Luise with numerous knife wounds. The alleged perpetrators and the victim are said to have known each other. Because of their age, they are not yet criminally responsible and therefore cannot be prosecuted in court. Investigators gave no information about the motive.
Twelve-year-old Luise had been missing since Saturday and was found dead on Sunday near a cycle path in Rhineland-Palatinate, right on the state border with North Rhine-Westphalia. Numerous knife wounds were found during the autopsy. The girl had bled to death, according to investigators.
The group is also in contact with the family of the 12-year-old who died. "As soon as Luise's family wants it, the district youth welfare office is always available to support the family," said the district administration.