A man was placed in police custody on Thursday as part of the investigation for "aggravated homicide" of a young woman, killed by several stab wounds on June 25 in Narbonne, Aude, learned the AFP with the prosecution.
“A man who was actively wanted went to the police station,” Narbonne prosecutor Eric Camous told AFP on Thursday.
The 26-year-old victim was discovered unresponsive at the foot of his building by police, alerted by neighbors who had tried to provide him with first aid.
According to information from L'Indépendant, the young man in police custody admitted the facts.
Domestic violence already reported
During a press conference on Tuesday, the Narbonne prosecutor had indicated that the young woman, who was about to go out with a friend, had been attacked with several stab wounds, just outside her building.
Originally from Vaucluse, she arrived in Narbonne at the age of 23 to be closer to her companion, and worked in the catering sector.
According to the prosecution, the young woman went to the Narbonne-Plage medical center on June 20, and to the emergency room the next day.
She then reported domestic violence, claiming to want to file a complaint, but had not done so before dying on June 25, said the prosecutor.
A judicial investigation has been opened for the facts of aggravated voluntary homicide.