The prosecutor's office of Lorient has opened an investigation after the discovery of the lifeless body of a woman Saturday in a river in Lanester (Morbihan) not far from Lorient, AFP learned from the public prosecutor on Sunday.
According to the prosecutor of Lorient, Stéphane Kellenberger, the body was discovered by walkers Saturday morning in the water of Blavet, at the level of the port Saint-Guénaël.
The victim is "a woman of about 25 years old, of European type" whose identity is unknown at this stage, said the magistrate to AFP. She was found naked and bore marks of strangulation, a police source told AFP on Sunday. According to Le Télégramme, she also had numerous bruises.
The prosecutor of Lorient confirmed that "an investigation is underway, entrusted to the departmental security of the central police station of Lorient". According to the local newspaper, this is an investigation for "intentional homicide". An autopsy is scheduled for early next week, to clarify the circumstances of the death.
According to residents of the residential area around the river, interviewed by Le Télégramme, young people had gathered on the banks to party Friday night. In addition, the sounds of boat engines were heard by several people in the evening.