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Indre-et-Loire: two bodies found in a house, probable marital murder followed by suicide

2022-05-21T10:33:53.056Z

Both people were shot dead. An investigation for "spousal homicide" was opened by the Tours prosecutor's office.



A woman and a man, both aged 60, were found shot dead in Bossay-sur-Claise, Indre-et-Loire, in what appears to be a spousal murder followed by suicide , said Saturday, May 21 the parquet floor of Tours.

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On Friday morning, gendarmes went to the home of a couple residing in this town of 800 inhabitants, "

their respective employers being concerned about their absence

", said the public prosecutor of Tours Grégoire Dulin in a press release.

In the house, "

they discovered in the basement the lifeless bodies of a woman who had been hit by a shot in the right flank and a man with a bullet wound in the head

".

Shooting with a rifle

According to the first elements of the investigation, which will have to be confirmed, the 60-year-old man may have shot his companion, aged the same age, with a gun as she was about to go to her

place of work around 5.40

a.m.

He would then have killed himself a few minutes later in a room located in the basement of the dwelling

”, according to the prosecutor, specifying that the findings continued on Saturday and that numerous hearings were in progress to “

confirm the first elements collected

.

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A judicial investigation on the count of "spouse homicide" was opened by the Tours prosecutor's office and the continuation of the investigations is entrusted to the Research Brigade (BR) of the Loches gendarmerie.

The main suspect had no criminal record.

The autopsies will take place on Monday at the Tours forensic institute.

Source: lefigaro

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