The companion of the woman whose body was "
" found Wednesday under a concrete slab of the couple's home in Bédarieux (Hérault), denies any involvement in her death, according to the Béziers prosecutor.
Read also: Hérault: call for witnesses after the disturbing disappearance of Aurélie Vaquier, 38, in Bédarieux
So far, he claims not to be involved in the death of the young woman.
He says he does not understand what may have happened and why this body was found at the couple's home
, ”said Raphaël Balland in a press release released Thursday.
The custody of this 39-year-old man was extended in the morning by the investigating magistrate for a new maximum period of 24 hours, said the prosecutor.
Raphaël Balland will hold a press conference on Friday at 3:00 p.m. on this affair with the commander of the Montpellier research section, the gendarmerie colonel Charles Guillaume Lacoste.
Aurélie's companion, a 38-year-old woman wanted for weeks, was placed in police custody on Wednesday after the discovery under a concrete slab of the marital home of a corpse which is "
”that of the disappeared, the prosecutor said on Wednesday, based in particular on a recognizable tattoo and piercing.
The autopsy took place Thursday but the prosecutor said he would not communicate on his results at this stage.
Multiple beatings and organized searches
Aurélie's disappearance was reported by her companion on February 23 to the Bédarieux gendarmerie, more than three weeks after his companion, according to him, gave sign of life for the last time, on January 28.
Multiple beatings and searches had been organized in February and March to try to find the trace of this brunette woman with the thin face, turned towards the esotericism.
The companion, who had met Aurélie last summer, lived in the home where the corpse was found under a slab.
A judicial investigation was opened on March 1 for "
kidnapping and kidnapping
" since extended to murder.