Vohburg (dpa / lby) - After finding a dead four to six-year-old boy in the Danube, the police are planning several search measures in Vohburg in Upper Bavaria in the coming days. On Thursday, the flotsam caught by the rake of the hydroelectric power station near Vohburg is to be examined in order to look for further evidence there. A spokeswoman for the Ingolstadt police headquarters reported on Monday that sniffer dogs should also be used again. Objects are sieved out of the river with the barrage rake so that the foreign bodies do not damage the power plant technology.
It is also planned to examine the Danube in front of the barrage with the help of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief and a sonar device. The police had to stop a first action last week because the water was too choppy. Now it is being checked whether a more suitable sonar device can be procured for the new search, the police spokeswoman said. The technology could possibly be used to locate suspicious objects at the bottom of the river.
The week before last, a canoeist discovered the boy's body in the river near Vohburg (Pfaffenhofen/Ilm district). The dead boy was wrapped up and had been in the water for a long time. The Ingolstadt criminal police have formed an investigation team, but do not want to commit to a crime yet. The investigators are waiting for further information, including from the ongoing forensic examination of the corpse.