"The investigation by the technical police and the collection of testimonies come together in favor of the thesis on suicide," said Julie Bressand, Vesoul's deputy attorney.
The thesis of suicide is privileged, after the discovery of the burnt body of a 69-year-old woman, Sunday evening, by firefighters. The body was found near a departmental road from the Haute-Saône.
Important health problems. "The investigation by the technical police and the collection of testimonies come together in favor of the thesis on suicide," said Julie Bressand, Vesoul's deputy attorney. The victim, a discreet woman who had difficulty surviving her companion's death last year and was suffering from major health problems, had already speculated that she would end her life, according to her son.
A lighter and a flammable product found. "No suspicious trace found near the body" of the septuagenier, nor in his car, parked a couple of meters and locked up, neither in his house in order and locked, said Julie Bressand. "The researchers found a lighter under the body and in the vicinity of a small container containing a highly flammable product" whose nature has not been determined, "the deputy public prosecutor added.
Only on board his vehicle. The firefighters were warned of a fire that broke out in a ditch along a departmental road, between the municipalities of Lyoffans and Moffans, Sunday, shortly before 9 pm. By extinguishing the flames, "we discovered the body of a woman who burned herself with fire," said the Departmental Fire and Rescue Center of Haute-Saône. Half an hour earlier she had only been seen in her vehicle, the magistrate reported.