Mystery as body of girl, 12, is found tied up in suitcase in Paris ‘with numbers 1 and 0 placed on corpse with a ‘device”

  • Murder probe launched after body of schoolgirl found tied up in suitcase in Paris
  • Victim discovered with her feet and wrists bound and several cuts to her throat 
  • Numbers found on body – not written or cut but ‘placed’ on her by a ‘device’

A murder probe has been launched after the body of a 12-year-old girl was found in Paris – tied up in a suitcase, covered with cuts across her throat and mysterious numbers placed onto her with a ‘device’. 

The victim was discovered with her feet and wrists bound, tape around her face and had visibly suffered several cuts to her throat. 

She also had unexplained numbers on her body.

A post-mortem examination on Saturday concluded that she had died of asphyxiation (oxygen deprivation).

The numbers ‘1’ and ‘0’ were found on the child’s corpse, according to French broadcaster BFMTV. 

The girl was found outside a block of flats in the French capital’s 19th arrondissement after she had been reported missing by her mother when she failed to return home from school

A police source said the figures had not been written on or cut into girl but were were ‘placed’ on her by a ‘device’.

A mystery remains as officers do not yet know what the numbers mean.

The girl was found outside a block of flats in the French capital’s 19th arrondissement after she had been reported missing by her mother when she failed to return home from school.

Police have launched a murder probe and said they had uncovered signs of kidnapping in the basement of the family home.

Detectives reviewed CCTV footage which showed a women outside the building carrying a suitcase.

The same suitcase, officers believe, was later found a few streets away in Rue d’Hautpoul containing the body of the girl.

The schoolgirl’s face was covered in tape, her feet and fists were bound, and she had suffered several cuts to her throat, according to reports.

According to BFMTV, four people are in custody, although the reason for their detainment is unclear. 

Among them is the man who contacted the force after discovering the suitcase.

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