This was announced by the Koblenz police on Monday. The child’s body was found near a former train station on Sunday.
The child was last seen on Saturday around 5:30 p.m. in Freudenberg, when it was walking home after visiting a friend. When it did not come home, the search began in the evening with strong forces from the police and fire brigade. Police then discovered the body around noon on Sunday.
In Freudenberg, the flags will be flown at half-mast on Monday. “We are deeply shaken in Freudenberg and our thoughts are with the relatives. I have ordered mourning flags to be displayed for today,” said Mayor Nicole Reschke. The girl’s school is opening, and psychologists are offering talks to classmates. On Sunday evening there was a funeral service in the city.