Europe 1 with AFP // Photo credit: AFP 18:10 p.m., September 20, 2023

The wife of the university professor killed in Dunkirk on the night of Sunday to Monday was placed in custody on Wednesday. An investigation for intentional homicide was opened on Monday. The wife and child of the couple were present at the scene during the facts, the purpose of police custody is to confront his version of the facts with the evidence collected.

The wife of a university professor killed in his house in Rosendael, near Dunkirk (North), on the night of Sunday to Monday was placed in custody Wednesday, said the prosecutor's office, confirming information from the Parisian. An investigation for voluntary homicide was opened Monday, entrusted to the judicial police, following the death of this man born in 1971, teaching at the University of the Littoral Opal Coast.

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Two bloody knives found near home

Prosecutor Charlotte Huet said Monday that the victim's wife and child were present at the home on the night of the facts but that "what they had witnessed, and where, had to be specified". "After examining the testimonies, statements, technical and scientific findings, the Dunkirk prosecutor's office decided today (Wednesday) to take custody of the victim's wife," the prosecutor said in a statement.

"The purpose of this measure is to confront his version of the facts with the elements gathered in the investigation," she adds. According to a police source on Monday, this woman had alerted the police around 4:00 am, explaining that the couple had been woken up by burglars and that she had then left the premises with her 20-month-old child, while the man remained in the pavilion. He was found in a room on the first floor, stabbed several times.

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Two bloodied knives, a pair of gloves, a flashlight and a laptop were seized near the home, the source said. "Our city was affected last night by a terrible tragedy that cost the life of a Dunkirk man. I want to express my deep emotion and my shock, "had reacted Monday on Facebook the mayor of Dunkirk, Patrice Vergriete, also Minister of Housing, presenting his "most sincere condolences" to the relatives of the victim.