The girl’s body was found in an abandoned house in Gontaud-de-Nogaret where the suspect himself led the gendarmes after his arrest, according to several BFMTV sources.
According to the prosecutor of Agen Olivier Naboulet, the disappearance of the young girl had been reported Friday by her parents who did not see her returning from college.
The gendarmerie then exploited “the video-protection images of the city of Tonneins” which put the investigators on the trail of the suspect, a 31-year-old man, according to the same source.
According to BFMTV, these images revealed a car belonging to a man already implicated for acts of a sexual nature.
The teenager’s body was found “in the Gontaud-de-Nogaret sector”, a few kilometers north of Tonneins, also indicated the prosecutor, who did not confirm the procedure, nor whether the man admitted the facts.
The suspect, arrested Friday evening, is in police custody in Marmande, according to Mr. Naboulet, who will hold a press conference on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at the Agen courthouse.
The investigation was entrusted to the Marmande research brigade and the Agen research section.