This discovery was made as part of an investigation into a child murder committed in 2004 in Pantin in Seine-Saint-Denis. The couple who lived in the house at the time were indicted and imprisoned. Back to this mysterious disappearance.
As part of an investigation carried out by the territorial security of Seine-Saint-Denis, into the disappearance of a child 20 years old, searches were carried out in the garden of a house in Pantin, where a couple resided. at the material time.
Researches “discovered human bones“, indicated the Bobigny public prosecutor’s office. Expertise must now establish whether these bones, which would have remained underground for around twenty years, are indeed those of the child and whether the DNA corresponds to at least one of the parents . But according to the forensic doctor “These are indeed the bones of a child likely to correspond to the age group of the victim.”specifies this Friday, Eric Mathais, public prosecutor.
The couple, a 65-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman, were indicted for murder of a minor under 15 and imprisoned. During the hearings, the man accused his ex-wife of being behind the boy’s death.
This singular case began in January 2021 when, following a complaint for domestic violence against her husband, a mother with a large family indicated that he allegedly killed her 5-year-old son in 2004, whom she had brought back from Togo. According to the Bobigny public prosecutor’s office, at the time “the woman did not report the facts and lied to those around her, indicating that the child had gone abroad againr”.
A preliminary investigation is then opened to try to determine the existence of this ghost child and to find a possible corpse. It is entrusted to the Territorial Security of Saint-Denis, explains the prosecution in a press release. “Research was carried out in particular with social services and national education. It appeared that the child did not appear on the family record book and had not been educated.he writes.
Investigations were also carried out, but in vain, with the embassies of the countries in which the child could have been born and lived. The only trace of this child is an act of recognition drawn up at the Pantin town hall in November 2020.
On August 31, a judicial investigation was opened against X for murder of a 15-year-old minor committed in Pantin between November 2002 and December 2004, confirms the Bobigny public prosecutor’s office.