A woman who was absent from her home for six months found herself on her return with the walled corpse of a decomposing man, in a town northeast of Paris, French police sources said Monday.
The woman had entrusted the apartment to a couple. The husband planned to make works in the houselocated in Livry-Gargan.
Upon returning from a stay in Algeria this Sunday, the woman verified that during her absence a small wall one and a half meters long, one meter high and 40 cm wide had been erected in her kitchen, according to police sources.
After noticing a strong smell of bleach and the presence of flies, he decided to call the police.
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The investigators first opened a hole in the wall and found the presence of “ghoul insectsworms and a blanket that covered a shape,” said another police source.
Upon destroying the wall, they found the corpse of a man in a fetal position, wrapped in plastic.
The occupant of the house said that she only knew the name of the bricklayer who was to carry out the works. Her phone was found at the home, according to police.
An autopsy is scheduled during the day, said the Bobigny prosecutor’s officeon the northern outskirts of Paris.