an investigation is opened for murder – Liberation


In Bédoin, two babies were found dead while they were in a freezer at the home of a woman. She was still in custody as of Friday morning.

Two babies were found dead Thursday in the town of Bédoin (Vaucluse). Both bodies were in a freezer, “in a woman’s home, from judicial sources. A preliminary investigation has been opened for murder of a minor under the age of 15, the Carpentras prosecution announced on Friday.

The woman arrested on the spot was still in police custody this Friday, said Hélène Mourges, the public prosecutor of Carpentras. “At this stage, the statements in police custody remain evolving on the course of events”, says the magistrate. “The file begins and the facts are of a criminal nature“, on the other hand, underlined the magistrate, specifying that the discovery took place after “the appeal of a third party” at the gendarmerie.

The suspect is a 41-year-old mother and the two bodies are a priori those of newborn babies, but at this stage of the investigation, it is still impossible to specify the exact age and sex of the babies found frozen, as well as their possible links between them or even with the woman placed in police custody. “It is difficult at this stage to give details”insisted the public prosecutor, adding that “samples were taken” to get to know more about the two children.

The suspect was subjected to psychological and psychiatric examinations. As for the autopsies of the two bodies, they will be, “in order to determine the causes and consequences of death”.

Planned at the forensic institute of the Nîmes hospital on Monday morning, “The autopsy will tell us more”added Hélène Mourges, specifying that it could only take place in “a certain delay”«because every precaution has been taken to preserve all the scientific evidence“. The investigation was entrusted to the gendarmerie brigade of Carpentras. The link between the person who called the gendarmes and the woman in police custody was not specified by the prosecution.

Update Friday, December 2 at 11:15 a.m. with precision on the investigation.


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