A gay couple that went missing on March 7, 2009 in the French village of Cher has been found dead nearly three months later, AFP reports.
The couple had been buried alive, officials said.
The bodies of Luc Amblard, 56, and Guy Bordenave, 39, who were entertainers living in the small village of Couy, were found on June 4, bound, gagged and buried in a hole about five feet deep, prosecutors say. The cause of death was suffocation as confirmed by autopsy, said Prosecutor Eric Mathais at a news conference: “We did not find any trace of gunshot, or traces of violence, alcohol or drugs.”
Two men are in jail on charges of, among other things, kidnapping and false imprisonment. It’s unclear whether the victims’ sexuality played a role. One of them led police to the location of the bodies.