Haute-Savoie: the father of a girl discovered asphyxiated sought by justice

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5:23 p.m., May 19, 2022

After the discovery of the body of a asphyxiated girl, her father is actively wanted by the justice system and is the subject of an international arrest warrant, judicial sources announced on Thursday. The 51-year-old man, who was going through a marital crisis, has been unreachable since the evening of the incident.

An international arrest warrant has been issued against a 51-year-old father after the discovery of the body of his ten-year-old daughter, found asphyxiated at her home in Haute-Savoie, AFP has learned. Thursday from a judicial source. It was the older brother of the girl, born in 2011, who discovered the body last Thursday at the family home, located in Veigy-Foncenex, a town located on the Swiss border, said the public prosecutor of Annecy, Line Beanie.

The father “unreachable since the evening of the events”

The house had been partially burned, but the autopsy concluded that “the child clearly did not die from the fire, but from mechanical asphyxiation,” said the magistrate, joined by AFP. The father, “unreachable since the evening of the events”, has been actively sought since the discovery of the body and is the subject of an international arrest warrant.

The parents of the victim were going through “a marital crisis”, according to the magistrate. A judicial investigation for “murder of a 15-year-old minor and degradation by fire”, cosaisine by two investigating judges from the criminal center of Annecy, was in the process of being opened. The investigation was entrusted to the research section of the Chambéry gendarmerie.

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