Husband in custody after Orbe body identified

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 27 Oct, 2016 Updated Thu 27 Oct 2016 08:41 CEST
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Police in the canton of Vaud have formally identified the body found buried in a house in Orbe on the weekend as that of a 55-year-old woman who lived in the house with her husband.

The man, a 51-year-old Swiss, has been placed in detention for three months as investigations continue, police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Police were tipped off to the potential presence of a dead body at the property in Orbe at around 7.30pm on Saturday.  

A search team was dispatched to the house, and after several hours of investigations they found a body buried in the basement.

A neighbour told Le Matin that police may have been tipped off by the couple’s adult daughter, who had become concerned after being unable to contact her mother on the phone.



The Local 2016/10/27 08:41

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