Heartfelt messages of love and support have been pouring in from all sides following the death of a girl who was murdered by her ‘best friends’ aged 12 and 13.
The tragic death of Luise Frisch, aged 12, from the town of Freudenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia State, Germany, triggered grief among the whole community who have left numerous condolences and tributes at her grave and on social media platforms.
Luise was allegedly killed by her ‘best friends’ named Luisa Halberstadt, 13, and Anna-Marie Hoffman, 12, before they threw her down a slope from a bike path on Saturday, 11th March 2023.
The girl’s body was found the next afternoon with more than 30 stab wounds near a disused train station in Wildenburg, some two kilometres (1.2 miles) from her home.
She was buried in the town’s cemetery following a memorial service at the Evangelical Church on Wednesday, 22nd March.
But even a week following her funeral, people continue to leave messages of sorrow on the girl’s grave and pray for her eternal peace.
A message left at her grave by her class from the Esther Bejarano Comprehensive School, said: “We are no longer complete.
“A piece of the puzzle of our community is now missing forever. Infinitely sad, shocked, stunned and traumatized we say goodbye to Luise.”
Another note, reportedly from her social media friends, said: “Rest in peace. The TikTok community.”
But social media platforms have also been turned into a place of remembrance as people use them to express their deep shock and offer their deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
One of her friends who was not identified by German media reportedly wrote: “You were the sunshine of Freudenberg.”
Facebook user ‘Udo Schoenknecht’ said: “RIP little mouse. To the family, a lot of strength to process it.”
Ans another named as ‘Doreen Diedrich’ said: “Deepest condolences to Luise’s parents, family, acquaintances, friends and classmates!”
While ‘Uschi Xml’ added: “My heartfelt condolences to the parents, and family. Hopefully the offenders will get their just punishment!”
Meanwhile, Luise’s killers who are under the age of criminal responsibility were removed from their families and school and placed in a psychiatric institution, as authorities consider their options.
Their families also left their homes to escape the wave of hatred, according to German media.