INVESTIGATION The lifeless bodies of a couple and their daughter were discovered this Wednesday afternoon in a pavilion in Saint-Jacques-de-la- Lande south of Rennes
The family found dead on Wednesday lived in in a residential area in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande south of Rennes. — C. Allain/20 Minutes
- The lifeless bodies of a couple and their daughter were discovered this Wednesday afternoon at the family home in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande near Rennes .
- The man was found hanged, his wife lying on the bed and the daughter on the floor of his bedroom.
- The first elements suggest a double homicide followed by a suicide.
It was the firefighters who made the macabre discovery. This Wednesday afternoon at; 2:30 p.m., the lifeless bodies of three people from the same family, a couple and their daughter, were removed. found in a pavilion at Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, town located south of Rennes. According to the first elements, the father of the family would have killed his wife and daughter before committing suicide. This Wednesday evening, the judicial police and the scientific police were still on site to carry out surveys in this house located rue de la Table Ronde. The police have established a security perimeter. around the pavilion. 20 Minutes provides an update on the investigation.
It’s the employer of the couple’s daughter who gave the alert during the day, worried about not seeing her at work. The firefighters were then called to carry out family home checks Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, neighboring town of Rennes. On the spot, they discovered the lifeless bodies of the three members of the family. The man was found hanged, his wife lying on his bed and the daughter on the floor of his room, we learned this Wednesday evening from the Rennes prosecutor's office.
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The first forensic findings revealed the existence of traumas on the mother’s body. On the other hand, no trace of violence has been found. discovery on the girl's body. “Nothing found. do not leave to At this stage, we can foresee an outside intervention,” said the Rennes prosecution, adding that autopsies have been carried out. ordered to determine precisely the causes of death.
Who are the victims?
It’s about a couple and their daughter. The man was elderly. 50 years old and was employed; in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine as a maintenance agent in a college. His 62-year-old wife was retired and their daughter, born in 1997, an operational assistant in a company. local. “This family was unknown to the authorities. judicial, both criminal and civil and in particular in family matters,” said Philippe Astruc, public prosecutor of Rennes, specifying that””no complaint or handrail ;were listed concerning them.
Where; is the investigation ?
After the discovery of the three bodies, an investigation of flagrante delicto, entrusted to safety department of Ille-et-Vilaine, was open for murder. According to the first elements, it could be a double homicide followed by a suicide. At the family home, the investigators found a writing apparently signed; of the hand of man “in which he announced to end his days as well as those of his companion and his daughter”, underlines the prosecution. “He attributed his actions to a malaise that may be linked to a serious illness from which he would be suffering, ” said the press release. A handwriting comparison exam should be performed. in the next few hours to verify the origin of this writing.