When Dismemberment is a Family Affair

Last week I reported on a gruesome case from Paris, in which the dismembered body of a middle-aged North African woman was found. The woman’s husband had reported her missing, but now — surprise! — it turns out that the culture-enriching husband is himself the perpetrator. He even confessed to the crime.

Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from Le Figaro:

The husband confessed to killing her

February 24, 2023

This man was placed in custody Thursday morning after the discovery on February 13 of a plastic bag in a Parisian park containing the pelvis and thighs of a 46-year-old woman.

Ten days after the macabre discovery of a dismembered woman in the Parisian park of Buttes-Chaumont, the husband of the victim has confessed to killing her, Agence France Presse learned on Friday February 24 from a source close to the case.

Based on judicial information opened on February 17, the husband was placed in custody on Thursday for murder, desecration of a corpse, and concealment of a corpse. He will appear in court in the evening, the same source added. He had reported the disappearance of his wife to the police on February 6, while on social media he had mentioned it on January 31. The dismembered body of this 46-year-old mother who lived in Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis) was discovered on February 13-14.

On February 13, a plastic bag containing the pelvis and thighs of this woman was discovered under a pile of green waste in Buttes-Chaumont by employees of the municipal parks and gardens. The woman, aged 46, was still dressed in blue jeans with a floral decoration at thigh level, according to a police source. The large park in the northeast of Paris, heavily frequented by strollers, was immediately evacuated and searched by police.

The next day, other remains, including the head, were recovered. Less than 48 hours after the discovery of the first part of the body, police from the Criminal Brigade, assigned to the case, had identified the victim thanks to an analysis of her fingerprints.

The husband’s inconsistencies

Several media had revealed last Friday that the statements of the husband, judged to be inconsistent, had raised the suspicions of the investigators. According to BFMTV [news] he notably “stated that she had left the night of 30-31 January while the video surveillance cameras of the building did not show that.” The investigators, “found that he had not gone to certain locations in the capital to look for his wife, as he had claimed at first,” according to the news channel.

Located in the eastern part of Paris, Buttes-Chaumont Park was created in 1867 under Napoleon III, who wanted to make Paris more open. Today, it is frequented by numerous joggers, families on weekends, or partiers who appreciate its trendy bars.

6 thoughts on “When Dismemberment is a Family Affair

  1. Such a dismemberment and disposal of the parts begs the question of whether the husband wanted the parts to be found and himself convicted (perhaps he fantasizes about being sodomized in prison by bull queers), or if he is truly that stupid that the slipshod method of disposal was the best he could come up with from his Maghrebian brain?

    • Out in the desert the wildlife cleans up the mess very quickly. in the west, not so much, especially in urban areas. Heck, you were in Bagdad, the wild dogs did the clean up in the city.

    • I guess Paris lacks a Vulture Restaurant to make reservations for your “loved” one.
      He should have gone back to North Africa, there they are plentyfull and reservations are fairly easy.
      Same in South Africa, plenty of Vulture Restaurants around to get your sudden and uninvited “guests” entertained.

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