Marc Floris, the fugitive tracked for two days in the Alpes-Maritimes and suspected of having killed a woman in the Var and shot a gendarme, was found dead during a helicopter overflight, BFMTV learned from concordant sources . According to the channel, “a body whose physical and sartorial appearance corresponds to that of the madman has been found”.
Significant resources had been deployed over the past two days to find his trace: units of the GIGN in Orange (Vaucluse) and Paris, air resources, in particular helicopters, in order to drop men as close as possible to the sites to be crisscrossed, and dog teams, including Saint-Hubert, a breed with a particularly good sense of smell.
Short-term relationship with his victim
Identified by the recordings of the CCTV cameras of the residence and the technical analysis of the victim’s phone, this employee of a public works company in the Alpes-Maritimes had fled to Gréolières, the village of his parents.
According to Guy Bouchet, deputy prosecutor of Draguignan (Var), Monday, Marc Floris “maintained or had maintained a relationship” with the young woman, “over a short period of time”. “Armed and dangerous”, still according to Mr. Bouchet, the fugitive had fired on one of the gendarmes who came to Gréolières on Sunday evening to try to audition him.
Known to justice
The suspect, who grew up in Gréolières, was unknown to justice and seems to have “been taken by a murderous, dramatic madness,” said on Monday the commander of the gendarmerie group of the Alpes-Maritimes Nasser Boualam.
Son of a hunter, the fugitive is undoubtedly in his element in this wild territory where he spent his childhood, in the family home of the hamlet of Laval, some six-seven kilometers from the town of Gréolières, at an altitude of 1,100 m. . “He knows the area very well, that’s why I wish them good luck to the gendarmes,” explained a couple from the village on Monday: “Even with a dog squad, being a hunter, he has enough to scramble. tracks ”, they had launched, evoking the caves, tunnels and other bunkers and other vestiges of the war with which the region is riddled.
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