A 27-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday at noon and "taken into custody for intentional homicide".
The day before, a worker had discovered a young man without life, in the middle of a puddle of blood, in the hall of a building in the city center of Rouen (Seine-Maritime), we learned from a police source. .
His body bore the marks of several lacerations, as well as a large wound on the neck.
According to information from the local Paris-Normandy newspaper, the victim had just celebrated his 25th birthday on July 25, when she was found the next day in this stairwell, slaughtered with a stabbing weapon.
The forensic police were on site a good part of the day, specifies France 3. According to the first elements of the investigation, the victim lived in an apartment on the first floor, where traces of blood and struggle were found.
The suspect was a relative
The 27-year-old man was arrested by the police when, knowing that he was wanted, he voluntarily came to the police station to explain himself to the judicial police.
“He was close,” says the Paris-Normandy daily.
"We are awaiting his explanations", details a source close to the investigation.
An investigation for intentional homicide is underway.
"It was entrusted to the DTPJ" (Territorial Directorate of the Judicial Police), for his part said the Rouen prosecutor Pascal Prache.
"The victim was well inserted, she was enjoying life, she had boyfriends, girlfriends (…) She was not known to the police services", a police source said.
As for the person in custody, “it's the same.
She doesn't attract attention, she works ”.