Ille-et-Vilaine: the bodies of two women and a man discovered in a house near Rennes

Two women and a man were found dead in a house in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande. According to the first elements, it is a couple and their 25-year-old daughter.

The macabre discovery was made by firefighters this Wednesday, early afternoon. Three dead bodies were found in a house in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, near Rennes in Ille-et-Vilaine.

The victims are two women and a man, members of the same family, indicates the parquet floor of Rennes, confirming information from West France. They are the couple living in the house and their 25-year-old daughter.

“The man was found hanged, the woman lying on her bed and their daughter on the floor of her room”, specifies Philippe Astruc, public prosecutor.

The father was 50 years old and employed in the department of Ille-et-Vilaine as a college maintenance worker, and his 62-year-old wife was retired. It was their daughter’s employer who became concerned about her absence and reported her to the authorities.

“The first forensic findings revealed the existence of trauma on the woman’s body (sixties, editor’s note). No trace of violence was however visible on the body of his daughter”, indicated the magistrate, specifying that autopsies were ordered “in order to determine precisely the causes of death”.

A writing to justify his gesture

“A writing was found at the family home, apparently signed by the hand of the man, in which he announced that he was ending his life as well as those of his companion and his daughter. He attributed his actions to an evil – being able to be linked to a serious illness from which he would be suffering, “added Philippe Astruc. A handwriting comparison review should be done to verify the origin of this writing.

A flagrant investigation was opened and entrusted to the departmental security of Ille-et-Vilaine under the qualification of assassinations. No element noted at this stage suggests an external intervention.

The family was unknown to the judicial authorities, both criminally and civilly and particularly in family matters. No complaint or handrail was recorded concerning them, according to the same source.

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