The parents of murdered schoolgirl Luise Frisch’s have paid a heartfelt tribute to their ‘star’ daughter after she was stabbed to death by two classmates in a horrific crime that has shocked Germany.
Luise, 12, was found dead after vanishing following a play date with one of her killers – named only as Luisa Halberstadt, 13, and Anna-Marie Hoffman, 12 – in Freudenberg, near Cologne, last weekend.
Paying tribute to her in an obituary in their local newspaper they said: ‘There are no words to conceive of the inconceivable. For us the world stands still.
‘You can’t see sorrow, you can’t hear it, you can only feel it.’
Along the top is a new picture of Luise and her date of birth – August 29, 2010 – and death – March 12, 2023 – is also given.
A new picture of Luise has been released with her date of birth – August 29, 2010 – and death – March 12, 2023 – also given
Flowers and candles placed close to the scene of where Luise’s body was discovered last week
Outside her home, her parents, have left a lighted candle with the words: ‘You are now a star in heaven.’
A man who opened the door of the house told MailOnline: ‘We would rather not say anything at the moment, thank you.’
Meanwhile, police sources have said new details of the crime have emerged – including how Luise was stabbed 32 times with a nail file before being pushed down a steep embankment in nearby woods.
Her twisted killers also put a plastic bag over Luise’s head before one chillingly told the other to ‘hit her with a stone or she would be lying next to her’.
Police fear Luise may have been alive before she was thrown down the embankment and died from her injuries and the sub zero conditions that hit the area last weekend.
An investigating source told MailOnline: ‘The act itself was terrible. Experienced officers who have been involved in many homicide cases have been left shocked by the murder.
‘Not only by the age of the victim but also the age of the suspects – the murder weapon has yet to be found and although initially we thought it may be a knife we now suspect it may be a nail file.’
On Saturday, a steady stream of locals came to pay tribute to Luise, leaving flowers and chocolates at makeshift shrine at the edge of the drop.
Luisa and Anna-Maria are thought to have led Luise to her death through a disused railway tunnel which leads from the village of Hohenhain – just two miles from Freudenberg – to the woods.
Luise Frisch was found in a wooded area near the town of Freudenberg, in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, after she was stabbed more than 30 times
The girls are understood to have walked through a tunnel before the fatal incident took place last week
Police fear Luise may have been alive before she was thrown down the embankment and died from her injuries and the sub zero conditions that hit the area last weekend
Local Tom Holpel, 21, was mountain biking through the woods and stopped to pay his respects at the shrine.
He said: ‘It’s shocking how much it affects you. I think it’s because of the ages of those involved they are just children. I didn’t expect to be caught up in all of it but it has really troubled me.
‘I cycle through these woods all the time and it’s been a week now but I still can’t get it out of my head. The age of the victim and the perpetrators, what is wrong with the world?’
Because of their age neither of the killers can be tried under German law and officials have moved them and their families out of the area for their own safety.
It is not clear what the motive for the murder was – some reports have suggested a rivalry over a boy, while others have said Luise reported she was being bullied and was targeted because she had ‘snitched’.
It is the first time in Germany that children of such a young age have committed murder on a victim the same age and is being compared to Britain’s Jamie Bulger case.
Both killers also shamelessly uploaded videos onto their TikTok profiles dancing just hours after the murder which has also left police and the local community shocked.
The shocking social media videos came to light during research by a German WELT journalist, who revealed that one of the dance videos was posted on Sunday, the day the victim – known only as Luise due to Germany’s strict privacy laws – was found.
The Esther Bejerano Comprehensive School in Freudenberg that Luise and the two suspects attended is pictured
Luisa and Anna-Maria are thought to have led Luise to her death through a disused railway tunnel which leads from the village of Hohenhain
Because of their age neither of the killers can be tried under German law and officials have moved them and their families out of the area for their own safety
Comments under the girls’ alleged TikTok dance post indicate that a boy was involved.
Police have now closed the accounts of all three girls but the profiles have been screenshot and shared countless times on social media.
All three girls attended the Esther-Bejarano comprehensive school and have known each other for years – and were even described as ‘best friends’.
Flags at the school have been at half mast all week and students have been offered counselling and a memorial service for Luise will take place on Wednesday in a local church.
A book of condolence has been opened there for her and the service will be relayed to the school for friends and classmates, while the church is reserved for family members only.