Murder The girl was abducted from college
At the gendarmerie of” #039;Irigny, near Lyon (illustration). — E. Frisullo
A 31-year-old man is in custody. seen since Friday night after confessing the murder of a 14-year-old girl kidnapped from the exit of his college at; Tonneins (Lot-et-Garonne), according to the Agen prosecution. “I know why you’re here:” his home in the Marmandais, specified; Saturday prosecutor Olivier Naboulet during a press conference.
Four hours earlier, at 6:45 p.m., the girl's mother had alerted the gendarmerie of Tonneins, worried not to have seen his daughter return from college since midday.
“Very quickly,” the man told the gendarmes “he had killed” the girl telling them where to go. the body was found in “an abandoned house” located at a few kilometers north of Tonneins and about sixty kilometers north-west of Agen.
Already at; condemned for acts of sexual assault on minors
According to sources close to the investigation, the victim was strangled but the prosecutor refused to to mention a modus operandi before the autopsy of the body is performed: “As long as I don’t have forensic evidence, I cannot not say if it has been Strangled, shot or not,” he claimed. He also could not say whether the teenager had been sexually assaulted, awaiting “further forensic investigations”.
The suspect, a temporary worker of nationality French woman who has nothing to suggest that he is “someone desocialized” according to the magistrate, had been condemned to fifteen days in prison, accompanied by a suspended sentence. the ordeal, for acts of sexual assault on minors dating back to 2006, when he was 15 years old, specified Olivier Naboulet.
The gendarmes helped by video surveillance
This 30-year-old was not registered in the file of perpetrators of offenses of a sexual nature since he was also a minor. at the time of the events and he was not compelled to a measure of control, judicial or by an integration service, at the time of the facts with which he is currently accused.
If the gendarmes quickly went up to him, it’s largely thanks to exploitation of images from video surveillance cameras in the town of Tonneins, explained the magistrate and Colonel Emmanuel Houzé, commander of the Lot-et-Garonne gendarmerie group, who was speaking to his side in front of the press.
These images “do not allow us to see precisely the commission of the facts of kidnapping but allow us to see the young girl passing through. several places and also to see several vehicles, one of which was interesting because of the concomitance of its passages,” Colonel Houzé.
By the license plate, the investigators then went back to its owner, the man in custody. seen, and went to his home.
Psychological support unit at the victim's college
According to the boss of the gendarmes of the department, “Vanessa’s family stayed a large part of the night at the hotel. the brigade of Tonneins”, where; the death of their daughter was made known to them. announced. Schooled in 4th grade, the schoolgirl was the eldest of three siblings. She lived in Tonneins with his brother, his sister, his mother of Spanish origin and her companion.
The investigation is being carried out by the research brigade of Marmande with the Agen detachment of the Bordeaux research section. A psychological support unit will be set up on Monday at the Germillac college in Saint-Laurent. Tonneins, indicated the rectorate of Bordeaux in a press release. Rector Anne Bisagni-Faure has planned to go there “to show her support for the students and the teams”.