SAVOY. A police force was killed in the middle of the street this Thursday, August 31, in Savoie. An investigation has been opened and the gendarmes favor the track of a feminicide, because the suspect on the run could be the ex-companion of the victim.

Horror scene in Savoy. A woman was killed on the public highway on the morning of Thursday, August 31, in a residential area of ​​La Croix-de-la-Rochette, southeast of Chambéry, according to information from France Bleu Pays de Savoie. The victim was “beaten to death” with a blunt object that could correspond to a baseball bat according to the first elements of the investigation mentioned by Actu17, a sharp object of “machete type” is cited on the side of the France Bleu antenna.

The investigators favor for the time being the track of a feminicide, a choice guided by the testimonies of the people present at the place of the attack. The main suspect could be the victim’s ex-boyfriend. He is a 61-year-old man working as a caregiver, according to the portrait elements put forward by BFMTV. Actu 17 specifies that the man would be known to the police, but does not specify for what facts. The suspect fled by car and is still actively sought.

It is a woman in her forties who was beaten and died in the middle of the street. The victim had been a police officer in Savoie for a year, according to the details of France Bleu, she was assigned to the Chambéry police station. But the policewoman was not on duty at the time of the attack. According to the local media, the victim had “rebuilt his life” with a new companion “within a blended family”. Before settling in Savoie, the police officer worked in Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes where she lived with a former spouse in a “tumultuous” relationship which had already given rise to “procedures” according to a source from the antenna of France Blue.

An investigation was opened and entrusted to the gendarmerie, dozens of gendarmes are also on site to try to find the suspect and make the first findings. The Savoyard village of less than 400 inhabitants has been cordoned off. The gendarmes come from different units: the surveillance and intervention platoon (PSIG) equipped with a helicopter, the research section (SR) and the research brigade (BR) of Chambéry. The gendarmerie’s criminal identification technicians (TIC) were also deployed, they were still on the scene at midday. The Chambéry prosecutor also went there in the morning, he must speak during the day to clarify the first elements of the investigation, indicates the Dauphiné Libéré.