Cruel find in southern France: security forces discover the beheaded Body of a 77-year-old. The police arrest a suspect shortly afterwards. He is said to have worked for the woman.
A 77-year-old woman was beheaded in the south of France. Security forces found the woman’s body in her apartment in Agde, the police said.
Her son had alerted the authorities that he could not reach her despite the usual daily contact. The officers found battle marks in the apartment in the coastal city. There were no indications of a break-in, it said. The exact circumstances of the crime were initially unclear.
In the evening, the channel France Info reported on the arrest of a suspect. It was a man in his fifties who did minor work for the pensioner.
The retired elementary school teacher has lived alone since the death of her husband two years ago, according to the broadcaster. Nothing was known about the details of the crime. According to information from the broadcaster BFMTV, the suspect stole a bank card from the senior citizen and withdrew 1,000 euros.