Two people are in custody Sunday for "murder" after the discovery, in the night, of the body of a fifty-year-old in his stairwell, carrying wounds suggestive of "stab wounds", we learned from the prosecutor's office of Douai (North). The victim, a father born in 1966, lived in this "apartment building" in the Roseraie district of Douai. His body has "wounds that may suggest stab wounds" or made with "another blunt object," prosecutor Frédéric Fourtoy told AFP.

After initial findings by the Douai police station, the prosecutor's office "opened an investigation for intentional homicide, entrusted to the judicial police of Lille". "A couple" consisting of a man and a woman, were placed in custody, continued the prosecutor, without further details on their profile. They remain at this stage "presumed innocent", he stressed. "The investigation will have to determine the circumstances of the tragedy. We are not favouring any leads at this stage," he said.

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