Suspicion of a homicide in Hanau: the youth welfare office knew about problems in the family of the dead siblings

Before the violent death of the siblings, the Hanau youth welfare office had received indications of family problems. The family moved to Hanau at the turn of the year 2021/22, the city announced on Thursday on request. “In mid-January, the youth welfare office in Hanau became aware that there were family problems.”

Immediately after this information, the youth welfare office approached the family and made offers, including socio-pedagogical family support, the city of Hanau announced on Thursday on request. In particular, it was about support in dealing with authorities and in everyday family life. “The offer was accepted by the family,” the city said.

The day before, two siblings had died in Hanau, the police and public prosecutor’s office are investigating suspected murder and are looking for a suspect. It is said to be the father of the seven-year-old girl and the eleven-year-old boy, but this has not yet been officially confirmed by the investigators. The manhunt is ongoing, a police spokesman said on Friday morning.

The boy was found seriously injured on Wednesday morning in front of a high-rise building in downtown Hanau and died a short time later in a hospital. The officers found his sister on the balcony of the apartment on the ninth floor of the house where the children lived.

Apparently no evidence of violence

In addition to a commissioned specialist, the municipal social service (KSD) was also in contact with all family members, the city said. “There was no evidence of violence in these contacts.”

At the beginning of this week, the KSD received feedback from the commissioned institution “that the family relationship had probably deteriorated”. The KSD had therefore decided to seek dialogue again and to intervene.

On Thursday, the Mayor of Hanau, Claus Kaminsky, and Mayor Axel Weiss-Thiel (both SPD) dealt intensively with the case file, the city said. (dpa)

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