After searching for a missing 13-year-old boy, police took him to a roofed house in a French villa in the old town of Trascon, near Marseille, where they found his body badly mutilated inside a bag.
French media have identified the deceased as Roman, who went missing from his foster home on Friday after his mother, who lives in Villa, was reported missing. Her body was later found on Sunday, when neighbors complained of a “horrible smell” coming from the house.
A cleaner entering the property found the teen’s mutilated body, which was placed inside a bag, including his partially eaten head. Meat strips were torn from his shoulders, and speculations of manhood flared up. Officials at the scene also discovered demonic objects inside.
“We went to the bathroom. Roman was beheaded and his upper body wrapped in plastic. I don’t know how you can do that with a child. “It’s inhumane,” said the 29-year-old maid پارسین.
Local public prosecutor Laurent Gomba said Monday that the boy’s body was so badly attached that it could only be identified by DNA tests. Authorities then tracked down the owner of the house, who led him to a 32-year-old man named Arthur A.
Neighbors reported that the alleged killer fled the apartment on the rooftops. But police finally found him three hours later at another location in Tarascon. He was shot dead after threatening officers. But Gambao said it did not happen that the accused was armed at the time of his death.
The man was reportedly recently released from a mental health facility and has a history of being convicted of acts of violence. He has been living in Tarascon’s apartment since his father was diagnosed with cancer and his mother passed away 15 years ago. Kleiner, who discovered Roman’s mutilated body, admitted that Arthur A was worthy of such a heinous crime because he “seemed perfectly normal.”
Police have now launched an investigation into the motive for the killing. He also ordered an autopsy for both Roman and Arthur A.