A woman was found dead Tuesday at midday near a slag heap in the town of Lourches (North), and her companion was arrested and placed in police custody, AFP learned from concordant sources.
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" The body was discovered around 1:30 pm " and " an investigation is underway to determine the causes of death, " said a police spokesman, confirming information from the Voix du Nord and the Observer from Valenciennois .
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" The firefighters were called to intervene in technical assistance to the police " in this slag heap, they told AFP. According to a source close to the emergency services, they then " reassembled a container using a rope, and noted the presence of a body inside ". According to a source close to the investigation, it is " very probably a feminicide ". " The victim's companion, aged 21, was arrested early in the afternoon and placed in police custody ."