The Brandenburg town of Königs Wusterhausen has been shaken by a family tragedy. A family of five was found dead in the district of Senzig. The bodies of the father (40 years old), mother (40 years old) and three daughters (10, 8, 4 years old) were found with gunshot and/or stab wounds. Now investigators have a new lead that may point to a so-called “extended suicide.”
As prosecutor Gernot Bantleon confirmed, investigators “found a suicide note” in the R. family’s home. However, the attorney left open the question of whether the letter contains information about the exact motives for the suicide and who wrote it: “At the moment we can’t rule anything out.
The investigation is still at an early stage
The bodies of father Devida R. (40), his wife Linda R. (40) and their children Leni (10), Janni (8) and Rubi (4) were found by a neighbor on Saturday afternoon. The bodies had gunshot and/or stab wounds, the prosecutor confirmed.
The neighbor looked through a window from the terrace into the house because the parents and children were not visible in the morning. In the living room, the man saw the lifeless bodies. The father was last seen by the neighbor on Friday when he was loading his VW Crafter.
Devid R.’s father worked as a teacher at a vocational school in neighboring Wildau. In addition, he ran an event agency and built fountains. His wife, an economics graduate, worked at a technical college in Wildau, a neighboring town. The children went to the local school, the youngest to the day care center. Now they are all dead.
The neighbors are shocked
Neighbors in the small town are horrified: “No one can imagine this, this family was social, active in the town, the children were wonderful.” And the father of a girl who went to nursery with the youngest says: “All five were bubbling with the joy of life.”
The last phone contact with the sympathetic neighbors was Thursday evening.