Sarthe: judicial investigation opened after the discovery of three bodies of newborns


A judicial investigation has been opened for intentional homicide on a minor under 15, announced the public prosecutor’s office at Le Mans.

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A judicial investigation was opened for intentional homicide on a minor under 15 years old after the discovery of three bodies of newborns in the annex of a house in Mézeray (Sarthe), south of Le Mans, announced Wednesday, August 25. the parquet floor of Le Mans. He said forensic scientists had identified three bodies of newborns, whose age remains to be determined.

The macabre discovery was made on Monday. A 40-year-old man living in Mézeray contacted the Sarthe gendarmerie after discovering, “concealed in an annex of the property which he had occupied for several years, the remains of at least one decomposed body”, the prosecution explained in a statement on Tuesday. The investigation was entrusted to the gendarmerie company of La Flèche, while an examining magistrate was seized on Wednesday.

“The first of the acts that will be performed by the investigating judge will be expert reports for the purposes of identifying the children, by comparing the DNA taken with all the DNA of relatives, of the people who occupied the premises”, said the prosecution to AFP. “A priori, but this will still be the subject of expertise in view of the state of degradation of the bodies, the experts evoke children born and not fetuses.”

According to the prosecution, “the‘all of the people who contributed to the discovery were heard. No custody has been decided.



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