Police have confirmed that a man killed three people who were his family or close friends before taking his own death.
The horror unfolded when officers from Germany were called by a woman who discovered a seriously injured man in the apartment garden.
1The remains of the dead were discovered in a Weilheim-based garden. Credit: Getty
Arriving at the scene at 5:15pm, the 60 year-old man was not responding and, despite attempts to save him from his injuries, he died.
The police of Weilheim launched a massive manhunt, aided by officers from nearby areas.
At around 7.15pm a passer-by reported a lifeless person on a park bench in the Holzhofstrasse area of the town.
The 59-year old man was already dead when emergency services arrived.
Officers went to his house and found the bodies of two women aged 57 years.
They had suffered what are being called “massive injury”.
Investigators believe that the 59-year old man killed the women first, then the man, and then took his own lives.
According to police, all four were either related or friends.
The scene is being attended to by police and forensics. The investigation has been taken over by the Munich II public prosecution’s office.
It is the result of three children and two adults being stabbed to death at their German family home.
Cops discovered the bodies in Koenigs Wsterhausen, south of Berlin, last December.
According to a police statement, a witness had seen their bodies dead in the house.
In January this year, a female student student in Germany was killed and three others were wounded after a lone gunman opened fire in a lecture hall.
The shooting took place at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. The gunman then fled, before he turned the shotgun against himself.