The body of this 92-year-old resident was found Sunday in her room in a residence for the elderly, larded with stab wounds, in Carquefou near Nantes (Loire-Atlantique).
On Monday, the Nantes prosecutor's office announced that an investigation for “voluntary homicide” was opened after this murder.
Two men were taken into custody, he said, without revealing much more information concerning their identity or their motivation.
"There are currently two people who are heard in the context of this case, but it is for the moment totally premature to say more", only slipped the prosecutor Pierre Sennès to AFP.
With the daily Ouest-France, while stressing that "we must wait to be able to assess their degree of involvement to say more", the magistrate was a little more verbose.
They are "people from the environment close to the victim", who "are in police custody, they are not witnesses.
It means what it means ”.
A woman in a wheelchair
“From the outset, the criminal thesis was privileged.
The prosecution, the medical examiner and the gendarmes were there.
The Nantes Research Section (SR) was quickly seized.
And the autopsy carried out on Monday confirms what we had seen, ”added Pierre Sennès, quoted by the local daily.
The victim allegedly received, according to the prosecutor, six stab wounds "in the thorax and abdomen".
According to France Bleu, the murder weapon was not found by investigators from the research section of the gendarmerie, responsible for the investigations.
This woman born in 1929 was found Sunday in Carquefou, about fifteen kilometers north of Nantes, "in her room in the retirement home around 6.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.", explained the magistrate, adding that "these are people who came to give care who found her in her room.
She was lying on her bed.
She had received several stab wounds ”.
According to Ouest-France, the victim had been a resident of the place since 2017 and she, very weak, she could only get around in a wheelchair.
A psychological support unit was deployed on Sunday in the establishment.