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Mother finds two daughters dead

Published: 24 Mar 2011 11:05 GMT+01:00
Updated: 24 Mar 2011 13:32 GMT+01:00

Investigators believe the young sisters were the victims of a violent crime. Their mother came home just before 5 am and discovered their bodies in the family’s apartment in Krailling, on the southwest outskirts of Munich.

A police spokesman said officers were carrying out a “double homicide” investigation. He declined to comment on news reports that one of the girls had been alive when the mother returned home.

The girls’ bodies were found separately in their respective bedrooms.

Daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that the woman was separated from the girls’ father and worked as a waitress in a pub. Neighbours said the woman’s partner - who was with her when she arrived home - was the landlord of the pub. They said that although the women was separated from the girls’ father, he still saw his daughters regularly.

Investigators had sealed off the area around the second-floor apartment and were gathering evidence and interviewing potential witnesses Thursday morning. About 35 officers were involved in the investigation. A helicopter was also being used to search the surrounding area.

However, the circumstances of the girls’ deaths remain unclear.

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Your comments about this article

11:27 March 24, 2011 by Gretl
Sounds like these girls were left alone while mom was at work. I have girls 13, 11 and 7. I can't imagine the horror the mother came home to.
11:58 March 24, 2011 by tallady
I also have 2 girls 8 and 6,,this is difficult to comment on..We know very little about what happened ,,only that they were alone in the house,,even at 11 ,I would not leave them unattended for a night....I do not know the mothers circumstance so will not comment on her. Sounds like the girls knew this person or were duped into opening the door as all her children were surely taught not to open the door.

Horrible ,makes me shutter to think of it. I am so sorry for the family.
15:39 March 24, 2011 by dizzyblondefrau
I think the point is that these girls SHOULD HAVE BEEN SAFE IN THEIR OWN HOME. What kind of DEMENTED MIND wants to murder little girls????? I just hope the police can solve this case and justice will be done! My deepest sympathy to the poor mother.
22:00 March 24, 2011 by Logic Guy
Well, "Humans do what they know to do."

"All forms of immmorality is due to a lack of intelligence."

Who says a perfect world is impossible?

Well, according to logic, if all people were to "Fully" commit to Non-emotionalism, then over time, this world would change in such a profound way, that it would seem as they the human species were transported to an entirely new planet.
16:26 March 26, 2011 by smitty0208
When living in Germany, I lived near this family and knew the two girls. They were beautiful little girls with innocent faces and full of life. I don't care what circumstances surrounded their deaths - they are gone. I grieve for this family - they are nice people and this is an astronomical tragedy.
10:59 March 27, 2011 by tallady
smitty0208,,wow you are totally correct.
23:08 March 28, 2011 by Logic Guy
Well, I must say that I'm grateful for the two previous comments. There is nothing anyone can do to bring the girls back. I hope that the family has access to a really good Psychologist. I'm sure things are very difficult for them.

With all of that being said, as a caring society, we MUST NOT see such misfortune as being a "Noraml" part of life.

If you really do care, then you will do whatever you can to prevent things like this from happening in the future.

I personally write about the extraordinary benefits of Non-emotionalism, simply because I know that a Non-emotional person would even consider such violence.

Surely there is a better way. Humanity just have to believe.
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