A grim ending. Jocelyne Leclaire, the 65-year-old Amnévilloise actively sought since Saturday February 19, was found dead this Tuesday February 22 in the afternoon, reveals Le Républicain Lorrain. Dismembered, his body was discovered in a thicket located at the end of a path of brambles, not far from the town of Bousse, in Moselle. She would have been shot with a blunt weapon, specifies the regional daily.

The disappearance of the sexagenarian had been reported on Saturday afternoon by her son, worried about not having heard from his mother. At the home that Leclaire shared with her companion, Joël Martin, 59, the police then discovered several traces of blood and opened an investigation for a worrying disappearance. Monday, February 21, the companion of the Amnévilloise was arrested near Metz and placed in police custody. The man quickly confessed, which allowed investigators to find his partner’s body on Tuesday.

His companion indicted

“My client never tried to flee. He himself spoke to the police officers he met while he was in Woippy on Sunday evening,” said Joël Martin’s lawyer, Maître Sarah Bounoughaz. The magistrate clarified that the drama would have passed “from an argument which had lasted for several days” in a couple eaten away “by mutual jealousy”. An investigation “for aggravated murder, in view of the suspicious elements found” was opened. Joël Martin was brought before a judge and indicted.

Joël Martin was indicted © Pexels

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