A German couple abducted their daughters from their first marriage to Paraguay – they went into hiding for several months. Now they have gone to the police. The two children are to return to Germany shortly.

After the start of a nationwide manhunt, a German couple wanted in Paraguay for child abduction turned themselves in, according to lawyers.

Lawyer Stephan Schultheiss told the German Press Agency that he met the couple from Germany who went into hiding with two girls in South America at an undisclosed location. There was initially no confirmation from the authorities in Paraguay.

Schultheiss and his partner Ingo Bott from Düsseldorf represent the parents of the wanted children, who are ten and eleven years old. They previously confirmed that the couple would turn themselves in to Paraguayan authorities. According to Schultheiss, a return to Germany with the daughters is planned in the near future.

The father of one girl and the mother of the other girl are married to each other in their second marriage and emigrated to Paraguay with their two children in November last year without the consent of their respective ex-partners.

According to the Paraguayan public prosecutor’s office, there is an arrest warrant issued against the couple by the international police agency Interpol. Most recently, according to the lawyers, there had been “fruitful discussions” that the mother of one girl and the father of the other girl, who come from Essen and Munich, could have called their children. Now it’s time to see you again soon.