The victim was partially undressed and his face was covered in bruises.
It was a visitor to the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital (Puy-de-Dôme) who discovered the body, in a hospital parking lot, "while he was going to a patient's bedside on Saturday", reports
According to the first elements of the investigation, the 59-year-old man had been dead for several hours when the emergency services were notified.
The investigations carried out by the police officers of the territorial direction of the judicial police of Clermont-Ferrand, revealed by the regional daily, seem to have already drawn a large part of the macabre scenario.
Five people were arrested
The victim was sequestered and beaten in an apartment in the Clermont area, "perhaps in the context of a financial dispute", then his body was transported and deposited in this car park.
Five people - two men and three women - have since been arrested and a criminal investigation for murder has been opened.
, a 43-year-old man is suspected of being the main perpetrator of the beatings.
The other defendants (the latter's sister and the latter's son, in particular) are suspected of having intervened to "clean up and modify the crime scene and/or help transport the body to the parking lot of the hospital ".
Two prisoners sentenced for beating their fellow prisoner for three days
Brest: The man found dead was beaten to death with his fists