The 35-year-old woman, whose two girls were found dead at their home in Relecq-Kerhuon Wednesday July 21 in the morning, was heard by the gendarmes this Friday July 24.
Still hospitalized, she admitted to being at the origin of the death of her daughters and explained having sought to “To fall asleep by medication” indicates the public prosecutor in a press release. “On the other hand, she could not give precise indications on the way in which she managed to kill them”, evoking “Total amnesia on this episode ».
One death by drowning
The autopsy of the two bodies was carried out Thursday, July 23. “This concluded with a death by drowning […] No injuries or traces of external violence were discovered ”.
When the firefighters, alerted by the girls’ grandmother, opened the door to the apartment, they found the mother of the family there. “In a daze”. It was she who had led them to the room where the lifeless bodies lay, before collapsing unconscious in front of them.
The mother’s custody lifted
After examination, “A shallow 1.5cm chest wound compatible with a prickly, sharp or cutting object” was found on the mother’s body, says the prosecutor, before adding: “Imaging examinations performed on her revealed lesions compatible with ingestion of caustics. Samples were taken for the purposes of additional analyzes ”.
The results of the analyzes are not yet known but the investigators noted “The presence in the bathroom of an empty ¾ bottle of caustic products placed on the edge of the bathtub filled with colored water” as well as “The presence of several partly empty medicine boxes. “
The mother’s custody was lifted after a few hours, pending a change in her state of health.
Two letters discovered
During her hearing at the hospital, the mother clarified that she wanted “To disappear with his two daughters”. Investigators also found two couriers in the apartment, “One for the attention of the father of the girls, and the other for the family of the mother of the children.” The two letters reported a separation announced by the husband to his wife on May 14 ”.
Heard by the gendarmes, the father, in vocational training for several weeks in Saint-Malo at the time of the facts, confirmed this announcement of separation.
An investigation for acts of intentional homicide on minors of 15 years was opened and entrusted to the gendarmerie of Brest