“She died after losing a lot of blood from numerous stab wounds”, explained the prosecutor of Koblenz, Mario Mannweiler. He clarified that there was no “no evidence of any sexual assault”. The two suspects “gave information about the case and finally confessed the facts”, said Florian Locker, the head of the Koblenz police. The murder weapon has not yet been found.
The two preteens and Luise knew each other, he added, refusing however to give any additional details, in particular on the fact of knowing if they were in the same class or the same school. No element has either filtered on the identity of the suspects and the presumed motive for their act. “It is a complex subject and the reasons for their gesture must be analyzed according to their age”underlined Mario Mannweiler. “What would be a possible motivation for a child may seem completely incomprehensible to an adult.”
The two suspected girls were not known to the police. Under the age of 14, they are not “not criminally responsible”, noted the prosecutor. They were handed over to social services and youth protection.