Europe 1 with AFP 6:11 p.m., October 20, 2021

A man was found beheaded and eviscerated in Bollène, in the Vaucluse, on Wednesday morning.

The fleeing author is actively wanted, said the Vaucluse gendarmerie, which published a photo of the suspect on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon.

The terrorist trail is not currently privileged.

A man was found beheaded and eviscerated at his home Wednesday in Bollène, in Vaucluse, AFP learned from the gendarmes, a source close to the investigation specifying that the terrorist trail was "absolutely not privileged" at this stage .

The fleeing author is actively wanted, said the Vaucluse gendarmerie, which published a photo of the suspect on Facebook on Wednesday afternoon.

The man, apparently in his forties, short black hair, is "potentially DANGEROUS and ARMED", she warns, calling any witnesses who come across her to call 17 immediately.

"Important research device"

The facts occurred in this town of some 13,000 inhabitants located in the Rhône valley, between Montélimar and Orange.

"An important research device is currently deployed in Bollène, in the so-called 'Barry' sector," said the Vaucluse gendarmerie in its call for witnesses.

"The terrorist trail is absolutely not privileged at this stage of the flagrance investigation," a source close to the investigation told AFP.

A week ago, on October 13, a septuagenarian was found beheaded in her house in the seaside resort of Agde, in Hérault.

A suspect was indicted for murder a few days later: the 51-year-old man was the former husband of the victim's housekeeper.

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