Marseille: a man found dead in his bathtub, an investigation opened for murder

Marseille: a man found dead in his bathtub, an investigation opened for murder
Marseille: a man found dead in his bathtub, an investigation opened for murder

A 44-year-old man was found dead on Wednesday evening in an apartment in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille.

According to a police source, he had stab wounds and gunshot wounds.

An investigation was opened for murder by the Marseille prosecutor’s office.

The call to 18 was made Wednesday evening, around 9 p.m., to help a man. The latter was found dead shortly before by a friend in her apartment in Marseille.

Arriving at the victim’s home located rue Jean Roque in the 1st arrondissement, the firefighters discovered him “in his bathtub in a state of rigor mortis, suggesting that the death was at least several hours old”, indicates a source close to the matter to TF1info. His death was pronounced on the spot by the medical examiner.

Several wounds on the victim’s body

According to a police source, the man presented “several stab wounds in the back and two bullet holes in the abdomen” and was “very unfavorably known to the treatment of criminal records”.

The technical and scientific police carried out surveys and observations at the crime scene to identify any possible traces and clues. Furthermore, during the neighborhood survey, a resident declared having heard detonations during the night of Monday June 17 to Tuesday June 18.

An investigation opened for “murder”

Contacted by TF1info, the Marseille prosecutor’s office confirms “the discovery, Wednesday June 20, of the body of a 44-year-old man in an apartment in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille. The latter opened an investigation on the charge of “murder” entrusted to the Organized and Specialized Crime Division (DCOS). However, the prosecution did not provide details on the victim’s possible criminal history.


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