The husband of 38-year-old Hélène Sanchez Parra, who disappeared in 2017 in the Pyrénées-Orientales region on suspicion of murder, has been indicted and jailed, Perpignan prosecutor Jean-David Cavaillé told AFP on Monday (November 20th). The investigation took a turn last week when a friend of the couple confessed to gendarmes that the mother of three had been killed by her husband.
While in police custody, the 56-year-old man, who was living at the couple's home in the village of Sournia at the time of the disappearance, led the gendarmes to "an undergrowth where the search made it possible to find on the one hand pieces of a firearm, and on the other hand bones", according to a statement from the Perpignan prosecutor's office released on Thursday.
The judge issued a warrant on Thursday so that the husband, who was in Corsica at the time, could be questioned by the gendarmes of the Montpellier research section, in charge of the investigation. The results of the forensic examination of the bones are expected on Tuesday. They will have to establish whether they match Hélène Sanchez Parra.