'Thrill killer' posed with knife in home of second victim

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Authorities in Herne ordered kindergartens to prevent children from playing outside Wednesday during an ongoing manhunt for a 19-year-old suspect in the slaying of a boy that has shocked this gritty city in Germany's industrial west.

Forensic experts are examining an apartment in western Germany where the body of a man was found, believed to be the second victim of a 19-year-old suspected of killing a boy.

Officers made the arrest after the man called from a fast food stall and reported a fire in a nearby apartment, where police later found another male body. "I found him lying in a giant pool of his own blood".

According to BBC News, there was "a nationwide manhunt" for Hesse after Jaden's body was found in his basement on Monday night.

It was a Darknet user - who claimed to know the killer - who was upset by the images of the little boy who contacted police to tell them; 'I have just seen a boy murdered on the Internet'.

On Friday morning, Reinhard Peters, lawyer for the family of Jaden, said: 'The family is relieved that he has been captured alive to await the full punishment of the law for his crime'.

They said Hesse knows martial arts and could be armed and unsafe.

The classmates of the nine-year-old have been left grieving by his murder.

Pascal R. went on to tell the paper; 'We had been shopping, my wife and I. Maurice and Steven, his stepbrothers, and Jaden stayed at home'.

Investigators said that Hesse also mentioned online of an account of killing a woman, saying that she "put up more of a fight than the child".

Around 6 p.m. on Monday, Hesse lured Jaden over "to his home to help him set up a pair of ladders". Jaden had been stabbed 56 times.

Authorities arrested Hesse at the eatery and discovered the body of a 22-year-old man in the burning apartment.

Hesse was clearly identifiable, standing with bloody hands next to his victim, police said. The alleged killer reportedly told officers that he had taken photos of the crime, but could not explain how they had ended up online. While frequenting the chat room Hesse spoke of torture as a means to obtain the woman's bank details and her pin card number.