“It is not clear who occupies this accommodation, nor what is going on there.
The shutters are still down.
At one time there was quite a bit of DIY noise coming from inside.
As if someone was cutting boards.
»From her tower, H, this resident of the" Ile de Flandre "residence has a breathtaking view of the drama apartment, located rue de l'Ourcq (Paris XIX).
Tuesday, around 5 p.m., she saw the ballet of police officers invest her and discover a very sordid crime scene: the body of a man of Asian origin tortured to death, presenting on the body holes made with a drill. .
He was identified as Jie Z., 34, born in China.
This inhabitant of La Courneuve (Seine-Saint-Denis) was neither the owner nor the tenant of the apartment.
What happened behind closed doors in this one-story building, located in a working-class neighborhood with a large Asian population?
While the Paris prosecutor's office has opened an investigation for "murder", entrusted to the 2nd district of the Paris judicial police, the motive remains very vague.
The investigators do not exclude that this savage execution is linked to the Chinese mafia, especially since the victim was known for acts of kidnapping and forcible confinement.
Height of horror: the wife of Jie Z. received shortly after the facts a video on her phone showing the latter dying in the apartment… A film seems to have been shot by the murderer.
Bloody footsteps from the studio
It is a resident of the building, which overlooks various businesses such as pharmacy or bakery, who gave the alert on Tuesday.
He heard screams and banging sounds coming from one of the apartments, as if someone was knocking "on the door" or "in a punching bag".
As he walks out into the hall, he sees a man and a woman arguing and leaving the building.
The first would have said to him: “It's nothing.
But the witness notices bloody footprints coming from the apartment of the drama.
Advised, the police from the 19th arrondissement police station arrived on site.
As they remove a wooden panel from one of the windows of the apartment, they notice a large pool of blood in this little studio upside down.
Inside lies Jie Z., dressed in jeans and a black t-shirt, his clothes stained with blood.
The victim shows signs of perforation in the ankles and stomach, bruises on the skull and a wound in the throat.
In the sink of the apartment is found the bit of a drill with a length of more than 60 cm: probably the murder weapon.
The studio is reportedly home to a phone repair shop, as evidenced by the many computer devices and CPUs littering the floor.
Heard by the 2nd DPJ, the owner confirms that the dead man was not the tenant of the premises.
The latter, absent at the time of the facts, is actively sought by the police.
Disturbingly, the owner's wife received a call on Tuesday from a woman informing her that there was "blood" in the studio and that she had to come and see as soon as possible.
Jie Z.'s wife, who received a video of the murder concomitantly, told investigators that she did not know the reasons for her husband's presence in the apartment, but that the latter had to have a repair repaired. phone.
The young woman was taken into care in a state of shock.
No suspect was arrested on Wednesday.