Rotting body in bank mystifies French cops
AFP · 25 Jan 2012, 08:33
Published: 25 Jan 2012 08:33 GMT+01:00
Credit Foncier employees had been complaining of a bad smell in their bank branch in the city of Lyon since last September, and on Monday a worker trying to find the source of the stench discovered the body.
The dead man became stuck in a bend in the vent and investigators were trying to find out "if it was a homeless man seeking refuge or an attempted break-in that went wrong", said local prosecutor Marc Desert.
Firefighters and plumbing specialists were planning to widen the 50-centimetre (20-inch) shaft to get better access to the body and keep it in one piece to help police inquiries.