The investigation is progressing quickly.

While a septuagenarian was found beheaded yesterday at her home in Agde, a man was arrested in the evening.

“This is a 51-year-old man who knew the victim,” Béziers prosecutor Raphaël Balland said Thursday evening in a statement.

The suspect was taken into custody.

The Montpellier judicial police, in charge of the case, suspect him of having premeditated the murder of the 77-year-old former teacher.

The victim was not known to the police, and had not lodged any complaint with the Agde police station.

In addition, the prosecutor indicated to have opened another investigation for "violation of professional secrecy and concealment of this offense given the nature of the information disseminated by certain media".


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