INVESTIGATION Seven men and one woman were taken into custody. They are suspected of being involved in the murder of a young Frenchman in Croatia in March 2020

Upper Rhine: Eight people arrested on suspicion of murder in Croatia in 2020

Illustration of judicial police officers. — C. Allain/20 Minutes

A wide sweep. Eight people, suspected of being involved in the murder of a young Frenchman in Croatia in March 2020, have been arrested. arrested at the beginning of the week in the Paris region and in the Haut-Rhin.

The suspects, seven men and one woman born between 1971 and 1998, were placed in custody seen in the premises of the Central Office for the Repression of Violence against Persons (OCRVP) of the judicial police, according to sources familiar with the matter. The interrogations can last 96 hours, the facts concerned falling under offenses committed in an organized gang.

The remains of the 24-year-old victim had been removed. discovered on March 20 at; half charred in a forest in northwestern Croatia near the coastal town of Rijeka, the report said. Croatian police sources. The young man was strangled before the body is transported in the woods and watered in essence, they specified.

According to a source close to the investigation, this assassination could have a « villainous motive » bound to life insurance contracts. According to Le Parisien, the OCRVP investigators are interested in three contracts contracted by the victim between 2018 and 2020, for a total amount of 1.2 million euros, the beneficiary of which was a convicted man; in 2012 for a vast scam. This man is one of eight suspects arrested.