Investigation Disappeared Friday on returning from college in Tonneins (Lot-et-Garonne), a 14-year-old girl was found dead in an abandoned house. A 31-year-old temp confessed to kidnapping and killing her. He is still in custody
The suspect is still heard this Sunday by the gendarmes of the Agen research section. Drawing. — ALLILI MOURAD
- Vanessa, a 14-year-old schoolgirl, disappeared on Friday in Tonneins, Lot-et-Garonne, as she was returning from college .
- Her body was found the following night about fifteen kilometers away, on the indications of a suspect.
- This 31-year-old interim confessed to the kidnapping and murder of the teenager, but he is still in custody on Sunday. The gendarmes are trying to understand his motivations and the precise course of the drama.
“How can you hurt a child?” This question from Dante Rinaudo, the mayor of Tonneins, illustrates the misunderstanding and disarray that have plagued this small town in Lot-et-Garonne since the announcement of Vanessa’s murder. The 14-year-old schoolgirl disappeared on Friday as she was returning to school. foot of his lessons. His body was found the following night, in an abandoned house, on the indications of the main suspect, a 31-year-old temporary worker was arrested. to his home in Marmande. He is still on guard. seen this Sunday. Gendarmerie investigators continue to investigate. interrogate him to find out the springs of this tragedy and the chain of events.
this stage of this new tragedy.
Four hours to find the suspect
Vanessa should have come home from college on Friday in the early afternoon. According to the chronology given on Saturday by Olivier Naboulet, the public prosecutor of Agen, it elapsed; four hours between the alert given by his family to 6:45 p.m. and the arrival of the gendarmes at the suspect's home, in “le Marmandais”. Investigators traced the matter back to him thanks to the use of images from the 28 video surveillance cameras in Tonneins. They were able to determine the sector and the time range of the disappearance of the schoolgirl, then to locate the suspicious ride of a car. His registration led them to the holder of the gray card. The suspect was at home. “I know why you’re here,” and killed Vanessa, but also, according to concordant sources, having sexually assaulted her. He’s the presumed murderer. who indicated the abandoned house of Birac-sur-Trec, near about fifteen kilometers from Tonneins, where the body of the young girl was found around midnight.
““Inserted; socially” but with a worrying profile
Romain C., who confessed to the unspeakable, was presented as “insert” socially” by Olivier Naboulet.. Although his criminal record is clean, he already had; been condemned by the courts in 2006, when he was 15, for a sexual assault on a minor. At the time, justice had pronounced a conditional sentence of “15 days imprisonment with a suspended sentence; the two-year ordeal.” But because of his minority at the time of the events, he was not registered in the file of perpetrators of sexual offences.
Still gray areas
Custody sight of the suspect was extended for 24 hours Saturday evening at 10:45 p.m. to “allow the investigations to be continued,” the public prosecutor of Agen. In particular to determine “the course between the moment when the respondent allegedly removed the young victim and that of his return to prison; home, including the exact place of death.” To do this, investigations on the telephone of the thirty-something are in progress as well as scientific expertise on his car. A priori Vanessa and her presumed murderer did not know each other. But it remains to be determine if the latter acted on an impulse or if he premeditated; his attack and spotted, upstream, the victim.
According to BFM TV, Vanessa would have been strangled. But the prosecution has not yet confirmed. this point. The teenager’s autopsy is scheduled for this beginning of the week.
Olivier Naboulet must communicate again this Sunday, at the end of custody view of the suspect, which cannot extend beyond from 10:45 p.m.
A whole community in shock
Vanessa came from a family of Spanish origin, who had recently settled in the city of Las Vegas. Tonneins. She was educated in the 4th grade in the college of this town of 9,000 inhabitants. The mayor, Dante Rinaudo, rubbed shoulders with Vanessa’s relatives during the abominable day of Saturday and then spoke briefly. in a video to say, on behalf of its constituents, “all solidarity” and compassion” in “those particularly horrific times for them” Speaking of Vanessa’s little brother and little sister, he confides that he saw “in [their] eyes all this distress and these questions that one can have when one is a kid ;”.
A reception and support system will be set up on Monday morning in the young victim’s college.