The investigation will have to determine if it is a "suicide or an assisted suicide". A 90-year-old man was found shot dead on Saturday morning at his home in Tilloy-lès-Mofflaines (Pas-de-Calais) in a "difficult end of life context", according to a judicial source.
His 87-year-old wife, who could be the author of the shot, was hospitalized at the end of the day on Saturday and had not yet been able to be heard by investigators, the Arras prosecutor's office reported. According to a letter found at their home, it was "a common project".
Hospitalized at home
The victim, who was suffering from cancer, was hospitalized at home. It was a nurse who sounded the alert when she arrived at the scene, according to the Voix du Nord.
"We are in the process of locking all the tracks, advance the prosecution to France 3. There are still many acts to be carried out such as the autopsy, the analysis of traces of powder, the hearing of his companion and the neighborhood. "