Teen Body Discovered, American Stepdad In Custody

What happened in Vignoc, in Ille-et-Vilaine ? The body of a adolescent, born in 2006, was discovered on Sunday outside a house. The first investigations led to the placement in custody in sight of the stepfather of American nationality, we learned this Monday from the prosecution of Rennes.

According to the public prosecutor Philippe Astruc, “Sunday a little before 8 a.m. local residents alerted the emergency services to the discovery of the body of a teenager”. Born in 2006, the teenager was discovered “lifeless in front of the fence of the family home located in Vignoc”, about twenty kilometers north of Rennes, specifies the magistrate, confirming information from France Bleu.

An autopsy performed

If “the death certificate was quickly operated and significant lesions noted”, “the first investigations led Sunday at the beginning of the afternoon to the placement in police custody under the qualification ofhomicide voluntary stepfather of the victim, “said the prosecutor.

Of American nationality and born in 1988, the victim’s stepfather saw his police custody extended on Monday. An autopsy of the victim’s body was also scheduled for Monday. “If the causes of death are not established at this stage, the hypothesis of the intervention of a third party is preferred”, explained Philippe Astruc. A magistrate from the Rennes public prosecutor’s office and a forensic doctor went there on Sunday. A criminal investigation has been opened.

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