Sophie Le Tan's family and loved ones were finally able to collect their thoughts and say goodbye to the young student from the Strasbourg region.
His body was buried this Saturday morning in Thann (Haut-Rhin) in the strictest privacy.
The information was revealed by a publication on the Facebook account of the association Icared (Citizen initiative for assistance and research during kidnapping and disappearance) and relayed by the DNA.
According to our information, his family recovered the body from the forensic institute within a week.
The 20-year-old student disappeared on September 7, 2018 when she had an appointment to visit an apartment in Schiltigheim, on the outskirts of Strasbourg. His incomplete skeleton was not found until nearly a year later in the Rosheim forest.
Arrested a few days after the disappearance of the young woman, Jean-Marc Reiser, 61, indicted for kidnapping, kidnapping and murder has first of all always denied his involvement in the death of the young woman.
The investigators had, however, succeeded in demonstrating that the young woman had responded to a real estate ad passed by the sixty-year-old.
At the suspect's home, the Strasbourg PJ police had also discovered traces of the young woman's blood.
These overwhelming clues were reinforced in January 2019 by the discovery of Sophie Le Tan's DNA on a saw seized in Jean-Marc Reiser's cellar.
Confessions of Jean-Marc Reiser
But last December, a few days after the end of the investigation, Jean-Marc Reiser wrote a letter to the examining magistrate to tell him that he "had important revelations to make on the death of Sophie Le Tan".
Jean-Marc Reiser then admitted last January his involvement in the death of the young girl.
According to a source familiar with the matter, he explained that an argument broke out with the student during the visit of the apartment.
Gained by "a very strong feeling of frustration", he would have totally "lost control" and hit Sophie Le Tan to death for several seconds, without initially intending to kill her.
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The prosecution requested in April his referral to the Bas-Rhin Assize Court for the assassination of Sophie Le Tan. He could be tried in early 2022.