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Frenchman's body found in Madagascar

2012-04-21 19:02

Antananarivo - Madagascar police announced on Saturday it had found the body of a missing Frenchman whose pregnant girlfriend was murdered a week ago on a deserted beach.

Gerald Fontaine, 41, had been missing since the discovery of his girlfriend Johanna Delahaye's body near the southwestern coastal town of Tulear, where the couple had been running a restaurant.

"We can confirm that it is the body of Gerald Fontaine," a police official told AFP, following the discovery of a body on Friday in Manombo, a village some 60km from Tulear.

On April 12, the couple had ridden a quad to a nearby beach located in idyllic spot but isolated and reputedly dangerous.

Delahaye, who was two months pregnant, was found dead on a beach on Sunday. She appeared to have been beaten and thrown into the sea.

Four local men have been detained in connection with the case, police said.

Comments
  • jamesruei.majok - 2012-04-22 07:25

    Sorry for that may God rest is soul in peace.police allow the body to be taken by the relative peacefully for buried.if possible.it look to me as two people die now.I mean the lady and the child in side the cord of the lady.

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