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French police investigate deaths of British chambre d’hôtes couple

The 65-year-old woman’s body was discovered near that of her husband, who appears to have committed suicide. A note at the scene spoke of financial troubles

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An autopsy will be carried out tomorrow to determine the exact cause of death of a British woman and her husband found dead in their Occitanie home Pic: hadescom / Shutterstock

A 65-year-old British woman has been found dead in her home in Haute-Garonne in Occitanie, south west France, with her body showing signs of blows and strangulation. 

Her husband’s body was found nearby and he appears to have hanged himself. He was aged 64 and also British.

The bodies had been there for at least 72 hours when discovered yesterday (April 24). 

A note found at the scene suggests that the husband was experiencing financial difficulties. 

An autopsy will be carried out tomorrow (April 26) to determine the cause of both deaths. 

The couple had bought their house in the village of Boudrac around a year-and-a-half ago and had set up a chambre d’hôtes there. 

The Connexion contacted the mairie of Boudrac as well as the gendarmerie in nearby Montréjeau for further information. 

The gendarmerie said that they were not able to share any additional details at this stage. 

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