Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
The parents of this Polish teenager who was stabbed to death in Germany have appealed to the public to let the police do their job and not engage in vigilantism during the hunt for her killer.
Polish native Wiktoria J., 16, was stabbed to death in the town of Grossroehrsdorf in the German state of Saxony on 15th September.
According to a witness, a man around 20 years old and dressed in dark clothing stabbed her several times in a garage yard in a residential area. She died a short while later in hospital.
Wiktoria lived with her parents in nearby Lichtenberg, a 10-minute drive away from Grossroehrsdorf where she went to school.
Her school is 850 metres (2,789 ft) from the garage yard where she was stabbed, and the police are working to ascertain if she had arranged to meet her killer before the crime.
Investigators have been questioning local residents and friends of the victim, and scouring the crime scene for clues. However, her killer’s identity as yet remains unknown.
However, according to the newspaper Bild, investigators have identified three possible suspects whose identities have not been divulged.
The post-mortem on the victim’s body indicates that she bled to death, and there was no sign of any crime of a sexual nature having taken place.
After photos of the alleged killer started to circulate on social media, the victim’s family’s lawyer, Robert Zukowski, issued a statement reading: “We hereby ask the public to leave the investigation to the experienced police officers of the Bautzen homicide squad and we are also very sure that the perpetrator can be arrested in a timely manner.
“Everyone should please refrain from going it alone and making unfounded assumptions on social media, but instead report this information to the police. This would also have been Viktoria’s wish.”
The investigation is ongoing.