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International arrest warrant against the father of a girl found asphyxiated in Haute-Savoie


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

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 (east), learned Thursday AFP from a judicial source. It was the older brother of this little 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. (east), Line Bonnet, confirming information from RTL radio.

The house had been partially burned down 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.

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An 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 gendarmerie of ChambĂ©ry (east).



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