Macabre discovery this Wednesday morning in Neuville-sur-Oise (Val-d'Oise).
A young Caucasian man, about 25 years old, was found dead, showing signs of blows, and abandoned in a field of sunflowers in this market gardening area of the town.
Around 6:10 a.m., rue du Cimetière, the police went to the scene after receiving a call reporting nuisance caused by a drunken person.
The patrol finds a body, which has obviously been dragged.
He is wearing a T-shirt and his sweatpants are down to his knees.
The victim not yet identified
The officials note traces of beatings on the face, his cheekbone is damaged and his skull has been smashed.
They discover near him two stones stained with blood.
"The victim had no papers on her, and the police are currently trying to identify her," said a source close to the case.
An electric scooter was found nearby.
And in the parking lot of the cemetery, located 200 meters from the body, the police got their hands on a black Suzuki Swift car with a broken window.
“She has been there for two days”, specifies a local resident.
Its license plate bears the number of Ille-et-Vilaine.
An antenna support on the roof and a sticker indicate that its owner belongs to the radio amateur community.
Investigators from the criminal brigade of Versailles (Yvelines) were responsible for carrying out the investigations.
In the morning, the technicians of the scientific police noted the traces and clues on the spot.
Several vehicles and the body were still there in the middle of the day.
The police will study the phone and question the neighborhood to try to identify the perpetrator or perpetrators of this crime.
Trap or bad encounter?
In this sector, which is essentially made up of agricultural and fallow land, there are few houses.
“Yes, it is a very quiet place.
This may be what they came for, ”confirms a resident.
Another local resident said she saw people passing on this path two days ago.
“I only saw the legs from where I am.
I thought it was someone walking their dog.
They were at least two, ”she says.
She hasn't seen anyone since.
She fell asleep around 1 or 2 am without noticing anything.
The night seems to have been calm.
"The dog barks sometimes, but it's probably because of the cat," she adds.
And once the victim has been formally identified, the investigators will sift through his life to try to understand the reason for his nocturnal presence in this isolated place.
Was he meeting with an acquaintance?
Or is it a bad match?
It is still too early to tell.