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Autopsies ordered on bodies of six teenagers who died after party in Germany

The bodies were discovered by the owner of the property yesterday morning.

Germany Dead Teenager A police officer stands in front of a closed off entrance to a private ground near Arnstein, Germany, yesterday Source: AP

GERMAN PROSECUTORS SAY they have ordered that autopsies be conducted on the bodies of six teenagers who were found dead at a garden house in Bavaria.

The owner of the garden in Arnstein, some 75 kilometres east of Frankfurt, found the bodies of his son, daughter and four other young men yesterday morning.

All were aged 18 or 19.

He went to the house after failing to reach his children, who had held a party there on the previous night.

Local police had previously suggested that carbon monoxide poisoning might have been the cause of death, as there was a wood-burning stove in the shed.

The six youths had turned the stove on for heat, so “it is a possibility, but there are others”, local police spokesman Bjorn Schmitt told German national newspaper Bild.

Prosecutors and police said in a statement today that there is still no solid information on what happened but there are no indications at this point of a violent crime.

In addition to the autopsies, investigators ordered blood tests to determine whether any “extraneous substances” were present.

With © – AFP, 2017

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