Essonne: she discovers a fragment of a jaw in her garden and puts it in the dishwasher

Essonne: she discovers a fragment of a jaw in her garden and puts it in the dishwasher
Essonne: she discovers a fragment of a jaw in her garden and puts it in the dishwasher

It all started last weekend. A resident of Palaiseau (Essonne) is redoing her garden, leveled, in a peaceful residential area. While digging in the earth at eye level, she came across a bone: in this case, a fragment of a jaw. “We don’t expect to find that while gardening,” breathes the lady, who prefers to remain anonymous. At the time, I didn’t think it could belong to a human. I didn’t really know what to do with it. »

The rest of the story becomes comical when we learn that the Palaisienne, despite this discovery, decides to put the piece of jaw in her dishwasher, then to keep it at home for two days. It was only on Monday, May 6 that she decided to contact the Palaiseau municipal police services, who then passed the news on to their colleagues in the national police. “I got yelled at a bit for the dishwasher,” the lady continues, smiling. I didn’t mean anything bad…”

An investigation was opened immediately. At the start of the week, officers from the Palaiseau police station went to the site to collect the first elements useful for the investigation, in particular by taking photographs. Initial findings show that the bones are probably of human origin. Technical and scientific analyzes are still awaited to confirm this.

Everything indicates that this fragment could have been buried several decades ago. No other bones were subsequently exhumed in the surrounding area. The lady will nevertheless continue her gardening: “I was told to keep digging, just in case. »

“The fact of having washed them may have altered the surface,” notes a police Source, “but we will still be able to know the origin of this jaw, and possibly who it belonged to. » There remains the question of what reflex to have in such a case… On this point, the authorities’ recommendations are clear: “The scene must be frozen, the material must not be manipulated and the police must be informed directly. »

The case inevitably recalls a recent precedent in Essonne. During April, educators discovered a skull placed in a bag in the basement of an elementary school not far from there, in Igny. Here too, analyzes are underway to identify the victim.

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