A reader in France has translated a brief article about an American who was murdered in a culturally enriched suburb of Paris. The translator includes this introduction:
As you know, Aulnay-sous-Bois was the site of heavy rioting in recent years, and is notorious for being close to 100% enricher. I cannot imagine what a young Oregonian was doing there. Unless he had special status, such as being dual-national, this story strikes me as very weird.
And the translation from Le Parisien:
Seine-Saint-Denis: American student, victim of murder
(Le Parisien, 13 Oct 2009, 7 am)
The young American found dead Friday evening in the departmental park of Sausset in Aulnay-sous-Bois (Seine Saint-Denis) had succumbed to a blow to the head, Le Parisien revealed Tuesday. In addition to the marks of violence on his body, the autopsy showed that the 21-year-old student suffered a severe head injury.
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The victim had clearly been dead for several days when his body was discovered in the Aulnay park. Extensive analyses are underway to determine the date of his death. Concerned by the lack of contact, his family reported his disappearance a few days ago. The boy, from Oregon, should have returned to the United States in early October. The investigation has been entrusted to the criminal brigade of Paris.
As an afterthought, our translator notes:
So far, only two comments, not even a ripple. I guess murder really is becoming banalisé here.
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