The charred body of a young boy, who could not be identified, was discovered Thursday morning in a park in Saint-Herblain, on the outskirts of Nantes, and an investigation has been opened for murder, it has been reported. learned from the prosecution.
This morning, around 7 a.m., a walker discovered a partially charred body in the wood of Bégraisière in Saint-Herblain
”, explained the public prosecutor of Nantes, Renaud Gaudeul, during a press briefing. , stating that this body had been found on the side of a road and that “
the trunk and the head
” were charred.
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The prosecution has opened an investigation into the murder chief, which has been entrusted to the judicial police,
” said Mr. Gaudeul.
The magistrate explained that the place where the body was discovered is not located near houses and that the investigators are certain that the body was not there the day before.
It is clearly a young boy, without my being able to tell you more about his precise age at this stage
”, he added, specifying moreover that he “
could be observed an orifice on the victim's forehead appearing to be a ballistic orifice
An autopsy will be performed on Friday morning
A casing was found near the body and the vegetation around the body showed traces of fires, suggesting that it was set on fire on the spot.
This discovery brings to 39 the number of “
use of firearms recorded by the police
”, having caused or not causing victims, since the beginning of the year 2022 in the Nantes agglomeration, explained Renaud Gaudeul.
We can imagine that there is a majority of these episodes which are linked to the trafficking of narcotic products, but we cannot certify this either pending further investigations
”, added the prosecutor.