A woman is being investigated for the murder of a 12-year-old French girl whose body was found in a plastic box in Paris, prosecutors said.
French prosecutors said the 24-year-old suspect is being investigated for the murder of a 15-year-old minor, the rape of a minor and acts of torture and barbarity.
Lola Daviet went missing on Friday afternoon and was reported missing by her mother.
In an online appeal, Delphine Daviet posted a photo of her daughter, saying she was wearing white jeans, a white hoodie and a gray backpack.
French prosecutors said her body was found by a man later that day in a plastic box near where he lived and that a post-mortem examination this weekend showed that he died of suffocation.
Prosecutors added that large cuts were found on Lola’s neck and back and the numbers ‘0’ and ‘1’ appeared in red under each foot.
Lola’s father, who looks after the apartment building where the girl lived, allegedly saw the suspect and his daughter enter the lobby of their building around 3:15 pm on CCTV footage, French prosecutors said.
The woman, who prosecutors say lived in the same building, was allegedly seen again on CCTV leaving the building around 5 p.m. with “heavy luggage.”
An investigation was launched and police watched CCTV, searched the neighborhood and conducted several interviews.
Prosecutors said the suspect was arrested in the Bois-Colombes suburb overnight between Friday and Saturday.
They added that the suspect’s 26-year-old sister and four men were detained overnight between Friday and Saturday. The 26-year-old woman and three of the men were released the following day.
Prosecutors said one of the arrested men, 43, admitted to allegedly helping the suspect transport her luggage from Paris to her home and that the suspect stayed on his property for two hours before returning to the capital.
The prosecution says the 24-year-old suspect has given various statements about the case.
Flowers have been placed outside the building where Lola lived, along with notes and candles.
The investigation continues.