Bones found in the Pyrénées-Orientales: the husband of the missing woman will be transferred from Corsica to Perpignan this weekend to be presented to the judge

Stéphane Buoniconti was arrested in Corsica this Tuesday, November 14, 2023 following the denunciation of a friend who was living with him, when his wife disappeared, in June 2017.

Stéphane Buoniconti, suspected of the murder of his wife, Hélène Sanchez-Parra, in June 2017, should be presented this weekend to the investigating judge of Perpignan in charge of the investigation into this disappearance. The man, aged 41, was arrested in Corsica and taken into police custody on the Isle of Beauty this Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

His arrest followed the denunciation of a friend, himself placed in police custody on November 13, as part of investigations into the unexplained disappearance of a resident of Sournia then aged 38. He told the gendarmes that she had been killed, before leading them to the place where she would have been buried at the time of the events, more than six years ago, near an old quarry at the entrance to the village.

During the searches, the soldiers also uncovered pieces of firearms, confirms deputy public prosecutor Philippe Latgé. The friend, aged 56, lived with the couple at the time of the thirty-year-old’s disappearance. He was indicted for “concealment of a corpse”, “altering the scene of a crime” and “failure to report a crime”. Then he was released under judicial supervision.

An autopsy and an examination carried out by a paleontologist of the bones should on the one hand confirm that it is indeed the body of the missing person, and on the other hand attempt to determine the causes of death.

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