French police have apprehended a suspect after Wednesday night the body of a 77-year-old woman was found beheaded in her home in the southern French coastal town of Agde. “Its a 51-year-old man who knew the victim,” a police spokesman said. According to French media, its a handyman who worked for the woman in the house. Hes currently being questioned by the police.
Officers stopped by the womans house around 10pm on Wednesday night, after her son called the police for not hearing from her. They normally called every day, and the son also had access to video footage in the house, and he said he was concerned because he saw a shadow on the ground.
A police source says the womans head was on a table next to the body. There would be no signs of burglary. The gate of the house was closed, the front door was unlocked.