French authorities have found the decapitated body of a woman aged 77 at her home in a southern resort, police said on Thursday.
The body of the woman was found in the Mediterranean resort of Agde in the Herault region of southern France, the police source said.
Police had visited her home after the woman’s son raised concern he had not heard from her despite usually making daily calls. He was also connected to her home via video link and said he had seen a shadow on the ground.
According to another source, the victim’s head was on a table next to the body. There was no sign of a break-in, the outside gate was closed and the front door of the house unlocked.