Crime or accident? Katoucha’s father and sister are not ruling out a criminal intent behind her death. To help clarify circumstances relating to Katoucha’s death, they met with Roland Dumas, Thursday.
By Natalie Forite
Crime or accident? Katoucha’s father and sister are not ruling out criminal intent behind her death. To help clarify circumstances relating to Katoucha’s death, they met Roland Dumas, a high profile lawyer, Thursday.
For Katoucha’s sister and father, Djibril Tamsir Niane a guinean historian, her death just doesn’t compute and have therefore decided to hire the services of Roland Dumas a lawyer, re-examine the whole affair.
Roland Dumas is a high profile lawyer who served as foreign minister under François Mitterrand’s government and was also the head of the constitutional advisory board.
Katoucha’s father would proceed to a law suit should there be proof of suspicious elements.
Certain elements could help buttress suspicions of murder. Katoucha’s handbag was found close to her boathouse close to the Alexander III bridge, whereas her body was found around the Garigliano bridge, hundreds of metres away. Why she was not carrying her bag is a question the investigation team is trying to find answers to.
According to a statement from sources close to the investigation team, which appeared in the senegalese journal Nettali, one of the defunct model’s acquaintances is under suspicion. The body, it seems, was thrown into the Sein three or four days after her disappearence. Moreover, the corpse was discovered in an upstream stretch, when in fact, it was supposed to follow the currents downstream.
This contradicts initial results from the autopsy, which on the contrary, claims the victim drowned, that no suspicious marks indicating violence was found on her body and that her body had been in the water for almost a month. In the meantime, the police department in charge of investigations favour an accidental death… the investigation still goes on.