It certainly trying to keep warm. A cold suddenly more biting since the end of last week. He was lying in the middle of containers at the back of the refectory Châtelet school, street side Marceline, when the janitor of the school has seen him.
It was Saturday around 11 am . Sylvain, 29, did not move longer. His body temperature was barely 25 ° C. Firefighters and Douai SMUR were alerted, the man was revived on site and transported to hospital in Douai but he did not survive. Sylvain died there in the afternoon of hypothermia suites.
The victim was from Bruay-sur-l’Escaut, where his family lives, but wandered for several days after Douai various personal problems. Homeless, he had made about him on December 24, at 6 pm 30 am, trying to breaking and entering inside the hotel-restaurant Le Djurdjuran Place du Barlet in Douai. Was he looking for a shelter or effects to steal? That is was known to 1.41 g of alcohol in the blood. Left free after police custody the next day he would normally have to take a train to Caen where he was waiting seems a job. He stayed in Douai, was seen near the supermarket Carrefour City, Morel Street on Friday night before being found dead in the cold as a few hours later, two hundred meters away.