Lola, teenager found dead in a trunk in Paris: towards the indictment of a woman and a man

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A woman and a man are presented to an examining magistrate on Monday with a view to an indictment for murder and rape with acts of torture and barbarism after the discovery on Friday in Paris in a trunk of the body of a 12-year-old schoolgirl. years old, named Lola.

Friday evening in the XNUMXth arrondissement of Paris, the lifeless body of a teenager was discovered in a trunk, after her parents declared her missing.

A judicial investigation was opened on Monday for murder of a minor under the age of 15 in connection with a rape committed with acts of torture and barbarism and concealment of a corpse, said a judicial source.

The prosecution has requested the remand in custody of the two suspects, she added.

The 24-year-old woman, considered the main suspect, was arrested at dawn on Saturday in Bois-Colombes (Paris region). The suspect, who would suffer from mental disorders, had been seen on the images of the surveillance cameras of the building where the schoolgirl lived.

A witness also reported the presence of this woman, who would have requested her help for a fee to move a bulky trunk, according to several media.

Aged 43, the man who will also be presented to an investigating judge during the day is suspected of having hosted the suspect and driven a vehicle in which she was.

The parents of the teenager, Lola, worried about not seeing her return from college on Friday afternoon, had alerted the police to the disappearance of their daughter, as well as the presence of this unknown young woman in the residence, located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.

It was finally a 42-year-old homeless man who discovered an opaque plastic box containing the body of the teenager, in the interior courtyard of the building where Lola's family resides.

The body of the schoolgirl was concealed by fabrics, according to sources close to the file. Two cabin suitcases were placed next to the trunk.

The autopsy performed on Saturday determined that Lola had died of asphyxiation, said a source close to the investigation. The first findings had reported significant neck wounds.

Multiple investigations were carried out in order to establish the sequence of events and the motive of the perpetrators.

During the weekend, many residents showed their sadness and fear by placing flowers on the gate of the residence of the victim's family and a low wall leading to the building, noted an AFP journalist.

The rectorate announced the establishment of psychological support cells for students and for staff at the college where Lola was educated and schools in the area.

The Editorial Board (with AFP)

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