INFO BFM SAY. The macabre discovery was made on the night of Sunday to Monday. The autopsy must take place this Monday at the Medico Legal Institute in Marseille to determine the exact causes of death.
The lifeless body of a tourist was found in a motorhome in the town of Castellane, BFM DICI learned from the Digne-les-Bains prosecutor’s office.
“The lifeless body of a 47-year-old man was discovered in his vehicle in Castellane during the night of July 25 to 26, 2021”, indicates Cécile Ripert, deputy public prosecutor of Digne-les-Bains.
“An investigation, entrusted to the Castellane Research Brigade, is underway to determine the causes and circumstances of the death,” continues Cécile Ripert.
The thesis of a probable accidental fall
According to our information, the victim’s camper van had been parked for several days in the parking lot of the old bowling alleys, a few meters from the city center. A municipal policewoman had recently gone to the site to tell the owner of the vehicle that it was forbidden to park there. Without an answer, she had placed a small piece of paper on the windshield. It must be heard quickly by investigators.
At the time of the discovery by firefighters and gendarmes, the victim’s lifeless body was sprawled on the ground, in the back of the converted van. For the moment, no lead is favored by the investigators, even if the thesis of an accidental fall is the most probable.
The autopsy will determine if the fall is the cause of the death of this man who came to the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence to practice various sports, such as whitewater sports.