The young man whose body was found charred in a city of Marseille on Friday died before his cremation, victim of stab wounds, revealed his autopsy, announced the prosecution on Monday.
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The autopsy also made it possible to identify the victim "
as a 25-year-old man domiciled in Marseille and known judicially for cases of violence
", specifies the press release of the prosecutor of the Republic of Marseille, Dominique Laurens.
An investigation for intentional homicide
The discovery of the body had taken place in the middle of the buildings of the Parc Corot, a city of the northern districts of Marseilles known for cases of drug trafficking and which has already been the scene of settling of scores in the past.
At this stage of the investigation, however, there is nothing to link this homicide to drug trafficking. The investigation, entrusted to the judicial police, was opened for the counts of "
voluntary homicide in an organized gang
" and of "
criminal association with a view to the commission of a crime
", had specified the prosecutor of Marseilles from Friday.