A 6-year-old child was found dead in a hotel room in Friville-Escarbotin (Somme) on Sunday, two hours after the gendarmes discovered his father's body hanging a few kilometers away, according to the police. Amiens prosecutor. The floor
Amiens has opened an investigation for "murder", the author "being clearly the father of the child,"
Attorney General of the Republic of Amiens, Alexandre de Bosschere, confirming information
The disappearance of the child and his father, originally from Meurthe-et-Moselle, was reported to the gendarmerie of Nancy Saturday around 19h, several relatives "having jointly received disturbing messages from the father," including "suicidal ideation" ", did he declare. The research begun in Nancy had continued rapidly in the Somme "because elements – such as telephone lines – indicated that they were there".
Suicide of the father
Sunday morning around 8:30, the body of the father was finally "found hanging from an electric pylon, along a small country road, Yzengremer" near the Treport, detailed the prosecutor. Investigations gendarmes have "allowed to locate the hotel in which they had a priori spent the evening, and the child was found dead in his room, around 10:45," he said. The little boy did not "show signs of physical violence".
But the gendarmes found close to the body "drugs including sleeping pills in large quantities", as well as a "device of gas cylinders – containing helium – connected to a diving mask, may have been used to provoke a asphyxiation, "said Alexandre de Bosschere. An autopsy will determine precisely the causes of death.
"Words" written by the father were also found in the room and the car left to Yzengremer, "hinting that he committed this crime" according to the prosecution. The father and mother of the child were separated. "According to the first elements of the investigation, the father did not abduct the child, who was supposed to be with him this weekend," added the prosecutor.