• On January 1, the gendarmes had discovered two dead babies swaddled in a suitcase, in an apartment in Rumilly in Haute-Savoie.

  • Their mother, suspected of having killed them, nevertheless denies the facts and explains that she discovered her pregnancies when giving birth.

  • Hospitalized under duress, she was finally presented on Saturday to an investigating judge who indicted her for murder and placed in pre-trial detention.

The 35-year-old mother, who had been hospitalized under duress in early January after the discovery of two dead babies hidden in a suitcase in her apartment in Rumilly (Haute-Savoie) was indicted for "murder" and placed in detention provisional, the Annecy prosecutor's office announced on Monday.

“The respondent was placed in police custody on Thursday as soon as his compulsory hospitalization was lifted.

She was presented to an investigating judge on Saturday, indicted for murder of a 15-year-old minor and placed in pre-trial detention, ”says the public prosecutor Line Bonnet.

The young woman, who lived as a couple with two children born in 2020 and 2021, denies any intentional act.

The autopsy did not make it possible to determine the date and the cause of death and additional analyzes are in progress, according to the same source.

On January 1, the mother herself had revealed "to have the bodies of two dead babies at her home" when she called the emergency services to warn them of her suicidal intentions.

Big discoveries at the time of childbirth?

Once there, the gendarmes found on his indications "two remains swaddled in a suitcase".

The young woman was then arrested and hospitalized under duress because of her mental state.

Once out of the hospital, she "cooperated fully with the investigators", according to information obtained Monday from the Annecy prosecutor's office.

“She admitted to giving birth twice to children who died very soon after birth in circumstances she cannot explain.

She indicates that she discovered her pregnancies at the time of childbirth”, further specifies Lise Bonnet, stressing that the suspect “disputes having killed them” and “having intended to kill them”.

“She was not able to date her two deliveries, which would have taken place several years ago.

(…) All this in great confusion and at a time when this young woman was in great distress both psychologically and a bit in a period of wandering and drug addiction, ”she adds.

His companion since 2019, who had been abroad since mid-December, had been placed in police custody for concealment of a corpse on January 5 upon his return to France, then released the next day without any charges being brought against him. him.

“According to her statements, her current spouse is absolutely not the father of these babies.

Without prejudice.

She is in a state of great confusion, ”concluded the magistrate.

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