France: Hunt for 'armed and dangerous' suspect after a body with no head found in southern France

BREAKING: Hunt for 'armed and dangerous' suspect after a body with no head found in southern France
BREAKING: Hunt for 'armed and dangerous' suspect after a body with no head found in southern France

Police have warned that the suspect is armed with a knife.

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A manhunt is underway for a suspect believed to be armed with a knife, after a man has been found "beheaded and eviscerated" in the southeastern French commune of Bollene.

Police have warned that the suspect is armed, and say residents who potentially see the man should not confront him.

The murder reportedly took place in the Vaucluse district of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. A Carpentras public prosecutor described there being "blood everywhere" at the scene, according to France Bleu.

Local media in the region has reported that a helicopter, dog team, and other resources have been deployed to help in the search for the suspect.

Just a week ago, a 70-year-old woman was found beheaded in her home in Hérault. The suspect, a 51-year-old ex-husband of the victim's housekeeper, has been charged with murder.