He had been taken into police custody on Saturday, a few hours after the discovery of the lifeless body of a woman in a river near Lorient (Morbihan). He was finally released on Sunday evening “after checks by Lorient police investigators”, said public prosecutor Stéphane Kellenberger.
About thirty years old and described as a relative of the victim, the defendant was suspected of being linked to the disappearance and then to the death of Iris C., a 23-year-old young woman whose lifeless body was found on Saturday morning in the Blavet, a river crossing the town of Lanester. It was walkers who made the macabre discovery. Traces of violence were found on the naked body.
The evening spent in a bar
An autopsy was scheduled Tuesday to determine the reasons for the death of the young woman. According to the information collected by The Telegram, the victim had spent the evening in a bar in Lorient on Friday evening. She would have been seen leaving the establishment accompanied by three men. Some witnesses said that the young woman was “not in a normal state” and that she had collapsed several times.
Originally from Guidel, in the country of Lorient, the young woman was “totally unknown, until then, to the justice services in any capacity whatsoever”, according to the prosecution.