Europe 1 with AFP 14:25 pm, June 08, 2023

A man suspected of involvement in the death of Iris C., a 23-year-old woman whose body was discovered on May 27 in Lanester, Morbihan, has been taken into custody. The link with the victim is not yet specified.

A man suspected of being involved in the death of Iris C., whose body was discovered on May 27 in Lanester, Morbihan, was placed Thursday in custody at the Lorient police station, said a source close to the investigation to AFP, confirming information from the Telegram. The custody of the suspect, whose link to the victim has not been specified, can last up to forty-eight hours.

The young woman was reportedly seen leaving a bar in Lorient with three men

The autopsy of the body of the young woman of 23 years, found by walkers in the waters of Blavet, presented in particular "traumatic lesions and hematomas" and "traces of strangulation", according to the prosecutor's office of Lorient. A judicial investigation against X for kidnapping, intentional homicide and rape was opened on June 2, said prosecutor Stéphane Kellenberger, and entrusted to the judicial police.

The autopsy had also made it possible "to evoke the recent nature of sexual intercourse, without it being possible to affirm the existence of violence in this respect," added the magistrate in a statement. According to witnesses quoted by Le Télégramme, a few hours before the discovery of her body, the young woman was seen in the night in a bar in Lorient in the presence of three men. A witness reportedly saw them heading together to a hotel.

A man in his thirties, described by the prosecutor's office as "close to the family circle", had been placed in custody shortly after the facts "for the purpose of verification" and had emerged free.