Roses and candles surrounded the black and white portraits of Aurélie Pardon and Gabriel Fourmigué, this Thursday, at the entrance to the Desaix college in Tarbes.

The teachers and students of the school where the two teachers who were shot and killed on Monday in Pouyastruc, a village in the Hautes-Pyrénées, practiced paid tribute to them.

Gabriel Fourmigué, 55, and Aurélie Pardon, 32, were respectively physical education and French teachers at this college located in downtown Tarbes.

According to information given by Pierre Aurignac, the public prosecutor, they had "become closer emotionally in recent weeks during a school trip".

Suspect still wanted

The main suspect, still on the run, is none other than the husband and father of two children of Aurélie Pardon, with whom she was in the process of divorce.

His motorcycle was found on Wednesday in Jaca, Aragon, on the Spanish side of the border, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

A worker in a factory in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques manufacturing helicopter engines, this man has since been "actively sought".

About 70 gendarmes continued this Thursday to crisscross the land, supported by a helicopter, around the town of Barbazan-Dessus, where the couple lived.

Dams have also been erected on the hillsides of the Hautes-Pyrénées.

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