It was the firefighters who made the gruesome discovery. This Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., the lifeless bodies of three people from the same family, a couple and their daughter, were found in a pavilion in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, a town located south of Rennes. . According to the first elements, the father of the family would have killed his wife and daughter before killing himself. 20 minutes reports on the investigation.
What happened ?
It was the employer of the couple’s daughter who gave the alert during the day, worried about not seeing her at work. The firefighters were then called to carry out checks at the family home in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, a neighboring town of Rennes. On the spot, they discovered the lifeless bodies of the three members of the family. The man was found hanged, his wife lying on his bed and the daughter on the floor of his room, we learned this Wednesday evening from the Rennes prosecutor’s office.
The first forensic findings revealed the existence of trauma on the body of the mother of the family. However, no trace of violence was found on the girl’s body. “Nothing found at this stage suggests an outside intervention”, specifies the Rennes prosecutor’s office, adding that autopsies have been ordered to determine precisely the causes of death.
Who are the victims ?
It’s about a couple and their daughter. The man was 50 years old and was employed in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine as a maintenance agent in a college. His 62-year-old wife was retired and their daughter, born in 1997, an operational assistant in a local company. “This family was unknown to the judicial authorities, both criminally and civilly and in particular at the level of family matters”, indicates Philippe Astruc, public prosecutor of Rennes, specifying that “no complaint or handrail were identified concerning them”.
Where is the investigation?
After the discovery of the three bodies, a flagrance investigation, entrusted to the departmental security of Ille-et-Vilaine, was opened for assassinations. According to the first elements, it could be a double homicide followed by a suicide. At the family’s home, the investigators indeed found a writing apparently signed by the hand of the man “in which he announced that he was ending his life as well as those of his partner and his daughter”, underlines the prosecution. . “He attributed his actions to a malaise that could be linked to a serious illness from which he would be suffering”, specifies the press release. A handwriting comparison examination must be carried out in the next few hours to verify the origin of this writing.