Tragedy: France arrests mother

A picture taken on January 28, 2022 in Ferrieres-en-Brie, southeast of Paris, shows a police seal on the door of the house of a couple, whose 10-year-old son was found dead in a suitcase. – The mother, 33, was arrested and placed in custody, said the prosecutor of Meaux. She was sought since January 26 evening following the report of her worried companion, and arrested in Choisy-le-Roi, at the home of a family member. Photo: Alain JOCARD / AFP

Tragedy: France arrests mother after boy, 10, found dead in suitcase

French police have arrested the mother of a 10-year-old-boy whose body was found stuffed into a suitcase outside Paris, prosecutors said.

Tragedy: France arrests mother

A picture taken on January 28, 2022 in Ferrieres-en-Brie, southeast of Paris, shows a police seal on the door of the house of a couple, whose 10-year-old son was found dead in a suitcase. – The mother, 33, was arrested and placed in custody, said the prosecutor of Meaux. She was sought since January 26 evening following the report of her worried companion, and arrested in Choisy-le-Roi, at the home of a family member. Photo: Alain JOCARD / AFP

The body was found Thursday in the town of Ferrieres-en-Brie east of Paris.

The mother, aged 33, who police had been searching for since her partner signalled his alarm, was detained in the nearby town of Choisy-le-Roi at the home of a family member, regional prosecutors said.

Concern had initially been triggered after blood was found at the family home and authorities immediately started a search operation.

The investigations led to the discovery of the body of the child “hidden in a suitcase on wheels, in a rubbish bin” close to the family home, said Laureline Peyrefitte, the public prosecutor from the town of Meaux.

“He had several serious wounds, most likely caused by a stab,” she added. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact causes of death.

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In 2019, homicide rate for France was 1.3 cases per 100,000 population. Though France homicide rate fluctuated substantially in recent years, it tended to decrease through 2000 – 2019 period ending at 1.3 cases per 100,000 population in 2019.

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