Suspicion of feminicide in Toulouse: what we know after the discovery of the body of a 23-year-old mother
The body of a 23-year-old young woman was discovered this Sunday morning in the Mirail district in Toulouse. An investigation for intentional homicide against a spouse has been opened.
We know a little more about the drama that took place this Sunday, September 19 morning in the Mirail district in Toulouse.
What happened ?
This Sunday morning, the Haute-Garonne firefighters received a call for a young woman visibly in distress. The phone call went through the latter’s companion. It is around 10:30 am. When they arrived there, the emergency services found the lifeless body of a 23-year-old woman. On his face, bruises are detected. In the same room are also three children aged four years, two years and a few months. The father of the children is absent. A few hours later, the man went to the Bellefontaine police station. He was taken into custody.
What are the causes of death?
It is still too early to say anything. For the moment, an investigation has been opened for intentional homicide of a spouse. She was delegated to departmental security. The prosecution and a forensic doctor are on the scene this Sunday morning. The findings and readings were carried out by criminal identification technicians. The victim’s body was taken away by the funeral directors in the afternoon. The accommodation was placed under seal. An autopsy of the victim’s body must be carried out at the beginning of the week in order to provide information on the origin of the death of this mother.
Who was the victim?
Originally from New Caledonia, this 23-year-old young woman was the mother of three children aged four, two years and a few months for the granddaughter. She was in a relationship with a 30-year-old man also from New Caledonia. They had been installed in this building for a few years. They lived in accommodation on the 7th floor. The young woman was not very well known in her neighborhood. It is described as sometimes aggressive by the neighbors but also as a regular consumption of alcohol. A few weeks ago, neighbors would have heard him screaming “help, help, call the police” from his apartment. Regularly, the police intervened on the scene for the night noise or violence. On September 15, the police negotiated at this home for noise.
Who is the young woman’s spouse?
Aged 30 and also from New Caledonia, this man is known to the courts. He was notably the subject of convictions for traffic offenses while still residing in New Caledonia. Since he has been in France, he was sentenced last June for acts of violence against a spouse. It was the deceased woman who was beaten. She had not lodged the complaint at the time of the facts and had wanted to stay and live with him. Her spouse had been sentenced to a penal composition and had been obliged to do a probationary period for the perpetrators of domestic violence. He is described by his neighbors as a very polite, respectful person who behaves aggressively when he has consumed alcohol. He is currently in police custody and suspected of being the author of the beatings following the death of the young mother.
What will happen now?
The investigations will continue. Investigators are now trying to reconstruct the thread of the evening. According to several witnesses, a festive evening would have taken place this Saturday evening in this apartment at 72 rue Aristide Maillol before the discovery of the body this Sunday morning. Neighbors confirm having heard noise and music during the night. The three children are currently in the care of the police and will undoubtedly be placed in placement. An autopsy of the mother’s body must be performed at the beginning of the week.