A former German gymnastics Olympian killed his son before committing suicide on Tuesday, German media reported.
A former German Olympian killed his son before committing suicide on Tuesday, multiple German media outlets reported.
Jürgen Brümmer, a member of the West German gymnastics team at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, reportedly killed his disabled 15-year-old son before jumping to his own death off a bridge.
Brümmer's son, Simon, had been in a nursing home since being hit by a car in 2012. He suffered a severe brain injury, leaving him paralyzed and unable to speak, according to media reports.
"The son was killed; there were no visible injuries. We assume he was killed by the father," said police spokesman Michael Schaal.
Brümmer left a suicide note but its contents would not be made public, Schaal said.
The former gymnast was a nine-time West German champion and a member of the West German squad that finished eighth at the 1987 World Championships, 12th at the 1988 Olympics and 10th at the 1989 Worlds.
business website, he worked with gymnasts, handball players and soccer players since establishing his own practice in 1997 in Stuttgart.
Brümmer, 49, is survived by his wife and another son, aged 16.