Father in custody: Infant dies from serious injuries

Oberammergau – After the death of a seriously injured infant in Oberammergau, the father is in custody on suspicion of a crime.

The girl, who was just over a month old, was taken to a clinic on Monday with serious injuries and died there, the police said on Friday. The 25-year-old father is under strong suspicion of having killed his little daughter.

Investigators are currently assuming that the fatal injuries were caused by violent shaking and blunt force to the head. The autopsy of the infant provided clear evidence that the child died of violence.

The incident happened in a decentralized accommodation for asylum seekers in Oberammergau. The infant was found lifeless there on Monday. The child was taken to the Lech Mangfall Clinic in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where it finally died in the evening despite all medical efforts. According to the police, the father is a citizen of the Republic of Moldova.


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