The body of Vanesa, a 14-year-old schoolgirl found killed on Friday in Lot-et-Garonne, will be repatriated to Spain, where she lived for several years with her parents, the mayor of Tonneins announced on Monday.
"The family wants to bury the little one in the region of Granada, where she came from" before settling in France, said Dante Rinaudo during a press briefing, specifying that the parents were of Colombian origin.
“For us, he is a child of our city”
The teenager was kidnapped near her college by a 31-year-old man, indicted and imprisoned on Sunday for rape and murder.
A white march will be organized on Friday in the town for the victim, the eldest of three siblings, after a mass which will take place at 5:30 p.m.
“The population feels concerned… It could have been my daughter, my sister.
For us, he is a child of our city,” added the mayor, who added the upcoming opening of a kitty “to help financially” the family.
Teenager's body found in abandoned house
The suspect, Roman.
C, is a temporary worker living in Marmande with his partner, mother of a five-year-old child, and a baby they had together.
Arrested on the evening of the events, he explained in police custody that he had spent the morning in his car, smoking cannabis, near the college.
After noticing the victim, he made him "force into his vehicle before quickly leaving the scene".
He then raped her before strangling her, the prosecution said on Sunday.
The teenager's body was found in an abandoned house north of Tonneins.
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