Two women died in the fire of their pavilion, in Aulnay-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis), Friday night. A highly suspicious disaster, which broke out around 19:30 p.m. Avenue Romain-Rolland. The rescuers found the two victims "charred", says a police source. It is about a mother and her daughter. The first, an 89-year-old woman, was found in her upstairs bed. Her 58-year-old daughter lay on the ground floor. Both were living under the same roof at the time of the incident. The mother was seriously ill.
When they saw smoke coming from the house, neighbours ran to help, but the front door was locked. The fire would have started "from a game room located on the ground floor, in a room at the back of the house," according to this source.
A burglary committed the day before?
It is still too early to say whether this is an accidental or arson attack. But already, this double drama does not seem as clear as the initial observations suggest. Very quickly the circumstances appeared suspicious in the eyes of the police. On Friday night, another daughter of the old lady was waiting for them. She gave them a rather convoluted account that prompted them to take the utmost precautions. She told them that her sister, who perished in the disaster, would have told her that she had gone the day before to the police station to "file a complaint for a burglary committed Thursday around 18:45 p.m. at their home. "
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She reportedly said that her sister had managed "to put a woman who had just broken into their home to flight". Following this curious episode, the second daughter had decided to join her mother and sister the next day. It would have arrived when the fire had already ignited the pavilion sheltered by railings bristling with spikes and a high perimeter wall.
In view of the circumstances that are nebulous to say the least, an investigation was entrusted to the departmental service of the judicial police of 93.