This woman, who had mentioned at the time, in 2012, a voluntary departure of her spouse, is now suspected of having hidden the body. Without a criminal record, she was released under judicial supervision at the end of her police custody. Heard earlier this week by investigators, the woman said that she had found her husband dead on the bed one morning, a Source familiar with the matter told AFP. “Panic” and not knowing where to turn, she would then have dragged the body to the garden of the house to bury it under the greenhouse. Then she told those around her that her spouse, born in 1951, had left home “overnight” without leaving a trace, said the same Source, adding that the couple had lived for thirty years in a climate of domestic violence.
The corpse extracted from the ground
Since then, the disappearance had not attracted attention, until a notary tried in vain to locate the man whose name appeared in an inheritance case. A gendarmerie investigation for a worrying disappearance was then opened in the fall of 2021, leading to the hearing of the woman as a simple witness on Monday. After her confession, she was taken into custody.
The corpse was extracted from the ground on the indications of the spouse and analyzes will begin on the bones and the samples taken on the spot by the technicians of the criminal identification. They were entrusted to experts from the Criminal Research Institute of the National Gendarmerie (IRCGN). The investigations entrusted to the gendarmes of the research section of Limoges will continue to determine the origin of the death, intentional or not.