The man disappeared in December 2012. His skeleton was found last Tuesday, ten years later, buried at his home in Oradour-sur-Glane (Haute-Vienne) It was his wife who hid the body, reports France 3.
This woman, now 61, explained to the gendarmes that she had found her companion dead one morning when she woke up.
Distraught, she would have buried him in the greenhouse in the garden.
Then explained to those around her that the deceased, aged around sixty, had left the house.
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The couple had lived together for thirty years.
In 2012, when he disappeared, an investigation was opened.
The companion and the son of the "disappeared" had mentioned a voluntary departure, in a climate of domestic violence, explains Le Populaire du Center.
An investigation has been opened for attacking the dignity of a corpse.
She will have to determine the causes of death, thanks in particular to an autopsy.
The woman was charged.