Murder of Iris in Lanester: an open judicial investigation against X

The qualifications of kidnapping, voluntary homicide and rape were retained by the prosecutor. But they in no way prejudge the results of the analyzes in progress.

By NJ with AFP

A judicial investigation against X was opened after the murder of Iris C., in Lanester. (illustrative image)
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UA judicial investigation “against X” was opened on Friday June 2 for “kidnapping”, “intentional homicide” and “rape” after the discovery of the body of Iris C., 23, on May 27 in Lanester, in the Morbihan, announced Stéphane Kellenberger, the public prosecutor of Lorient.

“These qualifications do not in any way prejudge the results of the analyzes in progress, in particular with regard to any rape, but they aim to allow the investigating magistrate to be able to carry out the broadest and most complete investigations possible”, he underlines, in a press release.

The body of the victim, Iris C., born in 1999 and originally from the Lorient region, was discovered by walkers on Saturday May 27 in the morning in the waters of Blavet. The autopsy of the victim’s body revealed “traumatic lesions and hematomas on the head and face [chocs par objets contondants…]prehension lesions on the arms, traces of strangulation”.

The young woman seen in the presence of three men

This examination 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”, specified the magistrate on Tuesday. “Because of the complexity” of the investigations, the prosecutor had decided to entrust the investigation to the zonal direction of the judicial police of Rennes.

READ ALSOIris C. found dead in Lanester: autopsy confirms criminal trailAccording The Telegram of Monday citing witnesses, a few hours before the discovery of the body of the young woman, this one would have been seen in the night in a bar of Lorient in the presence of three men. A witness would have seen them heading together towards a hotel. A man in his thirties, described by the prosecution as “close to the family circle”, emerged free on Monday from police custody where he had been placed “for verification purposes”.

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