The manager of the bar L'Atrium in Nice where a body was discovered on Wednesday "embedded in a sarcophagus" and his alleged accomplice were indicted for "murder and modification of the crime scene", announced the prosecution Friday evening.
They were imprisoned, said Xavier Bonhomme, public prosecutor of Nice.
Following the disappearance of a 34-year-old man last February and the opening on May 6 of a judicial investigation for "kidnapping, kidnapping followed by death", a search was carried out on Wednesday in this bar in the center of Nice, located rue de France, near the Promenade des Anglais.
The testimony of a relative put the police on the track of the manager
The police, helped by the firefighters, discovered "a body immured in a concrete sarcophagus as well as the presence of numerous traces of blood", explained the public prosecutor of Nice in a press release.
Heard in police custody, the manager of the brasserie bar admitted "being the author of the murder" and specified "having acted alone, both for the homicide and for the concealment of the body and the cleaning of the premises", specified the prosecutor.
But a second suspect admitted having "kicked the victim and then witnessed the murder" committed by the manager.
According to a police source, it was the testimony of a relative of the missing man who put the police on the trail of the cafe manager.
The Nice prosecutor's office requests the imprisonment of the manager of the Atrium
The body of a man found "walled up" in the cellar of a bar, in Nice