A few days ago, a canoeist fished something suspicious out of the Danube - a corpse, as it turned out later. The autopsy now shows that it is a boy of preschool age. According to a media report, it is said to have been packed in a plastic bag.
A body recovered from the Danube in Upper Bavaria a few days ago is a child. As the autopsy showed, it is a boy of preschool age. "The identity of the child has not yet been clarified," the investigators reported. "It is currently not possible to make any statements about the circumstances of death."
The Ingolstadt criminal police formed an investigation team to clarify the background. According to the information, it was still unclear whether the little boy fell victim to a crime. Several media had previously reported that it was a dead child. According to "Bild", the body of the four to six-year-old boy was wrapped in a plastic bag. However, the police did not provide any information on this. The "Donaukurier" reported, citing the investigators, that there is currently no missing person in the area of the police headquarters in Upper Bavaria North that would fit the dead boy.
A canoeist saw something floating in the Danube at a barrage near Vohburg on the Danube in the Pfaffenhofen district on Thursday and brought it ashore with his paddle. It wasn't until the weekend that it became clear that it was a human body. This suggests that the dead boy was already badly decomposed.
The corpse is now to be examined further by forensic doctors in Munich. In particular, the investigations are intended to provide clues as to the cause of death and provide clues as to the origin of the child. The criminal investigation group "Fluvius" (Latin for river) also wants to use search measures to find out where the boy may have died or at least got into the Danube. For this purpose, the water above the site was searched this Monday. Police divers and other officials on a boat had already examined the current and the shore there over the weekend.