Death of a pensioner in Toulouse: what we know about the investigation into an octogenarian found dead in her garage

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24 hours after the death of an 84-year-old pensioner in Toulouse’s Terrasse district, many questions remain unanswered. Did this octogenarian die in an accident or was she killed? The Toulouse public prosecutor’s office has launched a murder investigation. Here’s a summary of what we know.

An 84-year-old pensioner was found dead in a pool of blood at her home in the Terrasse district of Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) on Sunday April 18. The midi dispatch Reports on the investigations.

Suspicious bloodstains

When his son visits him around 10 a.m. this Sunday, he discovers the pensioner lying in a pool of blood. She looks lifeless. He immediately alerted the rescue workers, who only found out about his death when they arrived. There, the public prosecutor and the police noticed suspicious traces of blood. They start from the bathroom and end in the garage, one floor below. Did she crawl that far? If yes why?

No signs of tampering, but…

CID investigators notice a certain disorder in this large house. At first glance, several objects appear to have been moved. Was she the victim of a theft? At first no. Apparently no one entered the Toulousaine house. The police could not find any signs of a break-in. On the other hand, behind a closed roller shutter, the pane of a French window was open. If someone had the key to automatically activate the electric curtain, they could break into the victim’s home without leaving a trace.

The accidental trace is not excluded

If the specialists of the criminal investigation department investigate a homicide, it cannot be ruled out that the Toulousaine died of natural causes. She showed no signs of a suspected injury. She may have felt unwell and injured herself. She would then have crawled into the garage to get out of the house and call for help. The autopsy scheduled for the beginning of the week will be decisive.

She was in good shape

This is confirmed by the pensioner’s friends. This octogenarian was in good physical and mental condition. She went for walks with her neighbors several times a week and has been spending time with loved ones regularly since the death of her husband.

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