The man whose decapitated body was discovered Friday by a couple of walkers along a road in the town of Albias has been identified.
The man whose decapitated body was discovered Friday by a couple of walkers along a road in the town of Albias (Tarn) has been identified and a criminal investigation opened, AFP learned on Saturday from the prosecutor’s office in Montauban. « This is a 31-year-old man known to the courts for traffic offenses and acts of theft, » the interim public prosecutor of Montauban, Anne Gaullier, said in a statement on Saturday.
According to the magistrate, the forensic scientist dispatched to the site noted « several stab wounds in the thorax and back and put forward the hypothesis of a mutilation of the mortem-carrying body ».
The head was discovered on Saturday morning « about a hundred meters from the scene in a plastic bag » while « two severed forearms were found the same evening near the body, » said Ms. Gaullier in her press release. « The hypothesis of a heinous crime is privileged » by the justice which entrusted the investigation to the research section of Toulouse and the research brigade of Montauban.
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