Weekend renters find corpse in Paris garden of Airbnb rental
A man watches the sun set over the city skyline with Montparnasse Tower, left and Eiffel Tower, right, in Paris, France, Sunday March 20, 2011. (AP / Peter Dejong)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, February 29, 2016 9:04AM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 29, 2016 12:38PM EST
PARIS -- French authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose decomposing body was found in the garden of an Airbnb rental in suburban Paris.
Bertrand Daillie, the deputy prosecutor for Evry, said a group of young people who were renting the house for a weekend discovered the badly decomposed body in the garden near the edge of the property. He says it was covered by tree branches that had been placed there deliberately.
Daillie told France Bleu radio the renters were to be questioned but had only rented the house for that weekend. According to Le Parisien newspaper, the listing was removed Sunday from Airbnb.
The charming seven-bedroom house from the 19th century with a swimming pool is located near a forest in a well-off neighbourhood of Palaiseau, 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of Paris. Its proposed rent is 400 euros ($435) per night.