The murder may be related to attempted robbery. A man was indicted and placed in pre-trial detention in Amiens (Somme) on Wednesday, according to the public prosecutor of Amiens Jean-Philippe Vicentini quoted by the Courrier Picard. He is suspected of killing a 31-year-old Romanian woman on November 30 in an apartment rented on the Airbnb platform. The man was arrested the next day and brought before the court on 3 December. This inhabitant of the Somme was not known to the justice services.
According to the first elements of the investigation reported by the Courier Picard, the suspect wanted to rob his victim, before stabbing him several times. The woman was reportedly found in her underwear. According to France Bleu Picardie citing a source close to the investigation, the police had been alerted by the relatives of the victim, worried to have no more news from him. According to France 3 Régions, the victim had just obtained a medical degree from the University of Dănărea de Jos, located in Galati, Romania.
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It is impossible for the moment to confirm that it is indeed a burglary gone wrong. According to information from the Courrier Picard, objects that could indicate that the victim was a prostitute were found at the scene of the crime. The door to the apartment was open when the investigators arrived, Actu 17 adds. The investigation by an investigating judge is continuing, and a judicial investigation has been opened.