This Saturday, at the end of the afternoon, in Marseille, a couple in their fifties was found dead. The exact circumstances are not yet known, “but it is probably the husband who first killed his wife and killed himself afterwards” according to the duty commissioner at the Departmental Directorate of Public Security in Bouches-du- Rhône.
A couple in their fifties was found dead this Saturday late afternoon at his home in Marseille, shot dead, Agence France-Presse (AFP) informed a police source.
The two victims were found at their home, in the 13th arrondissement, in the northern districts of the city. “The exact circumstances” of this tragedy are still unknown, acknowledged the duty commissioner at the Departmental Directorate of Public Security of Bouches-du-Rhône.
“But it is probably the husband who first killed his wife and killed himself afterwards,” said the policeman, thus evoking the thesis of a feminicide followed by a suicide.
According to the Ministry of the Interior, 146 women were victims of feminicides, that is to say killed by their spouse or ex-spouse, in 2019, and 102 in 2020.
3919: the telephone number for women victims of violence
The “3919”, “Violence Femmes Info”, is the national reference number for women victims of violence (conjugal, sexual, psychological, forced marriages, sexual mutilation, harassment …). It’s free and anonymous. It offers listening, information and orientation towards support and care systems. This number is managed by the National Federation of Solidarity Women (FNSF).