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Drôme: the body of a man riddled with bullets found in an abandoned van


The man was reported missing since January 11 by his relatives, who gave the alert at the end of the week. A suspect was arrested and taken into custody.

A 39-year-old man was found dead in a van parked on a vacant lot in the town of Étoile-sur-Rhône (Drôme) on Sunday January 15 by the gendarmes of the Carpentras company (Vaucluse), learned

Le Figaro

from the Avignon public prosecutor's office, confirming information from the



The body of the individual, born in 1984, had numerous bullet holes.

Worried about not receiving any signs of life from him since January 11, his relatives had alerted the police two days later, prompting the start of the search.

These investigations were effective, since they allowed the very rapid arrest of a suspect.

According to the Avignon prosecutor's office, which took up the case, the individual, aged around forty, was seen by witnesses circulating in the city of Portes-lès-Valence.

This is where he was arrested on the morning of Sunday January 15 as he was walking in a street in the town around 6 a.m.

"Many Wounds"

In the aftermath, a probably abandoned van was discovered by the gendarmes.

The vehicle was parked on a vacant lot in Étoile-sur-Rhône, about 5 kilometers from Portes-lès-Valence.

Le Dauphiné

reported that the victim was known to the police, information that the Avignon prosecutor's office could not confirm to

Le Figaro

because of the secrecy of the investigation.

The alleged murderer, meanwhile, would not be unfavorably known to the police.

He is, like his victim, from the town of Mazan (Vaucluse).

A relative of the missing person told the police that the two men were living with a roommate, as indicated by



If the motive for this crime is currently unknown, the Avignon prosecutor told

Le Figaro

that the suspect, placed in police custody, was transferred to the prosecution.

He should be brought before a magistrate for his probable indictment.

The autopsy of the victim's body, performed earlier this week, confirmed the presence of "

numerous wounds

" caused by the bullets of a firearm.

Source: lefigaro

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