An investigation into a deliberate murder has been opened following the discovery of the body of a man who was stabbed in Blois’ logistics warehouse where he was employed, Bloa’s public prosecutor, Frederick Chevalier, announced on Wednesday. The 49-year-old victim was found by police on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, around 12:30 a.m., stabbed in the heart, according to the prosecution.
“This discovery came in the wake of information provided by the deceased’s brother who was concerned, as well as his surroundings, who had not heard from him during the day,” the prosecution details. “The autopsy performed today at the Torres Criminal Institute ends in death following a stab wound to the heart that caused very significant internal bleeding. Third-party intervention in this fatal blow is a privilege,” the prosecution said in a press release sent this evening. The knife was found near the body.
The police officers who went there encountered a man “who was not very cooperative,” according to the prosecutor. According to information from Franceinfo, the man tried to block the entrance to the warehouse with a broom when the police arrived. He also told them spontaneously that he worked for the company and that they “would not find the knife.” The 56-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody before being released in the evening, the prosecutor said. The investigation was entrusted to the territorial direction of the Orleans Judicial Police.