French police has four Algerians in custody suspected of participating in the brutal murder and rape of a 12-yr-old schoolgirl only identified as Lola.
The suspects (Dahbia B., Amine K., Friha B., and Rachid N.) all hail from the same Algerian village, and one of them may be in the country illegally.
The body was found in a suitcase curled up, shackled, with a deep wound in her throat, and marked with inscriptions. According to the autopsy, carried out over the weekend, death was due to asphyxiation.
Two of the suspects in the case have been charged with “murder of a minor under the age of 15 in connection with a rape committed with acts of torture and barbarism,” “rape of a minor under the age of 15 with acts of torture and barbarism,” and “concealment of a corpse.”
Although there was no mention of sexual violence when the story first broke, the latest details from BMFTV allege the girl was also raped.
Police also say that “a device” used to imprint the numbers one and zero on her body, but further details about what these numbers mean and how they were “imprinted” on the body remains unclear.
Lola’s father reported her disappearance on Friday because she had not returned after her classes at Georges-Brassens College, located just behind the building where she was eventually found. Lola’s mother, Delphine, went to the police station of the XIXth. The schoolgirl, with medium-length blond hair, was wearing white jeans with holes in them, a white hoodie, a sleeveless jacket and white sneakers, the report said.
The mother posted a desperate message on social media to find her daughter after she went missing, writing: ”Our daughter Lola was last seen at 3:20 p.m. in the company of a woman we do not know in our residence.”
The investigators also arrested a fourth suspect early this Saturday morning in Bois-Colombes, in the Hauts-de-Seine. It is a woman, whose description could match that of a woman seen on video surveillance at the time of the crime.
Another woman, who allegedly asked for help from a local Friday afternoon to carry a big trunk to her car, is the fourth person presently in police custody, according to Le Parisien. The two women in custody are sisters, and according to media reports, one of them is homeless.
The Paris prosecutor’s office currently says that a 24-year-old man is the main suspect in the case; he spoke “clearly” to investigators, apparently divulging key evidence in the case, according to BFMTV. A second suspect, in his 40s, is suspected of having helped the younger male perpetrator transport the body. It is unclear what role the female suspects may have played in the case.
According to Le Journal du Dimanche, police are also investigating the possibility that the girl was kidnapped and targeted for organ harvesting.
In front of the girl’s building, the entrance is overflowing with stuffed animals and flowers placed there by mourners. A friend of the girl, spoke with BFMTV, saying, “We were still laughing on Friday, I didn’t realize what would happen.”
Politicians across France are pointing to the fact that once again, migrants are responsible for another shocking murder and rape.
“Lola, 12, brutally murdered in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. Four Algerians in custody. Our youth is being slaughtered while professional mourners chase imaginary Islamophobia,” wrote Stéphane Ravier, senator for Bouches-du-Rhône.