A 23-year-old is suspected of having committed three murders in the Drôme, in the night of Sunday to Monday. What is known of the suspect arrested in the Vaucluse.
Sccording to our information, the individual, a native of the Oise, would suffer heavy psychiatric history. A 23 year old male who is suspected of having killed a man in his eighties and a couple of customers in two villages of the Drôme during the night of Sunday to Monday, then to have assaulted three people in the Vaucluse was detained on Monday, at the TGV station of Avignon (Vaucluse). What binds these crimes : a stolen car. Back on this journey of bloodshed.
- In the Drôme region, a triple murder by night
The first victim is a woman of 80 years, was killed at his home in Chabeuil in the Drôme. Pascal Pertusa, the mayor of this town of 7,000 inhabitants, explains to have been called around 8am by the fire department and the police to the home of the octogenarian, who lived alone in an isolated house on one storey on the edge of the road leading to the airport of Valencia. The woman was dead on arrival of the firefighters. According to the first elements of the investigation, the murderer has broken a window to enter the home.
4 kilometres away, to Montvendre, a couple of about sixty years, who was found dead in the morning, seems to have been killed in similar circumstances. In leaving, the abuser takes their car : a Citroën C3 Picasso, according to France Bleu.
- In the Vaucluse, assault on a parking lot
on Monday, around 8 am, the vehicle can be parked in a commercial area of Orange, in the Vaucluse. Located just in front of the exit of the highway, the store Large Fresh is nearby a bakery that was already open. According to France Bleu, the man gets out of the car, picks up a stone and hit a woman in her sixties repeatedly. The state of health of this last “very seriously” affected, since “worsened over the hours.” One of the department managers of Large Fees, that smokes his cigarette to the side, receives a stab to the chest, arms and face. Both are seriously injured. A third man, present at the side of the head of the trade, would then have also been injured with a knife, more slightly.
- Deployment of the police and arrest
After the attacks, in the commercial area of Orange, the judicial police and the gendarmes put in place several roadblocks in the Vaucluse, with the reinforcement of two helicopters. They discover the Citroën C3 Picasso, reported by witnesses, and then establish that it belonged to the couple was found dead in the Drôme.
According to the first elements of the investigation, the suspect arrested would then have been in a car accident in Noves (Bouches-du-Rhône), which would have been forced to abandon his vehicle. France Blue ensures that man has triggered a fight before going back to the leak.
He would then lead in the direction of Avignon by a motorist, without the use of threats or violence. Arrested “smooth” on the court of the Avignon TGV station by the force of Chateaurenard (Bouches-du-Rhône), the suspect was placed in custody for 48 hours in the premises of the gendarmerie in Avignon and should be transferred to the department of the Drôme.