Five dead were found in the Bergisches Land after a fire. The police believe that a man killed his family and himself.
After the discovery of five bodies in a house in Radevormwald near Wuppertal in the Bergisches Land, the police assume a homicide within the family. According to previous investigations, the father of the family killed his wife, the two one and four-year-old daughters and his 77-year-old mother-in-law.
The murder weapon was a knife.
The n the man set the house on fire and killed himself in the same way. “
The motive for the act should be seen in the failure of the marital relationship,” said the police and the public prosecutor on Saturday.
The re is no evidence that other people are involved,” said the investigators after the autopsy of the bodies.
What happened before
At 5 p.m. on Friday, an emergency call was received that a house was on fire. During the extinguishing work, the emergency services came across the five bodies. At about 7.30 p.m. the fire brigade left again.
The re was “nothing left to do”.
The Cologne police set up a homicide squad. Forensics and fire investigators were on site.
The area had been cordoned off over a large area.
House fire: Five people were killed in a fire in Radevormwald in the Bergisches Land. (Source: Klümper / dpa)
The elongated building with a ground floor and a partially expanded attic is located on a main road on the edge of Radevormwald in the Herbeck district.
After a fire, a fire engine is standing in front of a residential building: According to the fire brigade, there were no strong traces of the fire on the outside of the house. (Source: Klümper / dpa)
The fire shattered windows of the house, but otherwise it had left no strong marks. On Saturday, the broken windows were replaced with chipboard and the shutters were lowered.
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