An investigation for intentional homicide by spouse was opened in Nice after the suspicious death of a Niçoise in the Seychelles, where her companion, also from Nice, is suspected of having killed her, we learned on Saturday from the prosecutor of Nice.
“We were seized on May 7 of these facts by the Paris prosecutor’s office, itself informed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and we seized on May 12 the judicial police of Nice,” said prosecutor Xavier Bonhomme. The magistrate indicates that the local judicial authorities consider this death as “highly suspect”.
Murder disguised as suicide?
The 32-year-old woman, manager of an event venue in Nice, was found on April 27 hanged from the towel hanger in the bathroom of their hotel room by her 35-year-old companion, a street -artist also established in Nice. The couple had been staying at the local Club Med for a few days.
According to Nice morning, which returns on Saturday to this information revealed by the local press, the autopsy report carried out on the spot would establish that the death was not due to a hanging but to a strangulation, suggesting a murder disguised as suicide.
The companion denies any involvement
The daily indicates that the companion, who denies any involvement, is due to stand trial on June 8 before the Supreme Court of Seychelles. He has been in jail since May 5.
The couple were traveling to Seychelles at the invitation, according to Nice morning, from the local management of Club Med, the artist from Nice having to paint frescoes on the walls of the establishment. This hotel, the first Club Med establishment in the Seychelles, is located on Île Sainte-Anne and was inaugurated on May 25.