EXCLUSIVE – Pictured: A 41-year-old mother charged with the murder of two newborn babies found in her freezer in the south of France
- Aurélie Samprez, 41, was arrested last week for the murder of two newborn babies
- The bodies were found in her freezer at her home in the village of Bedoin, France
- The French police had received a telephone denunciation from an unknown
This is the first photo of the woman accused of murdering two babies whose bodies were found in her freezer in the south of France.
Aurélie Samprez was arrested last week after being told she had hidden the two tiny corpses in her kitchen fridge in the Provençal village of Bedoin.
The 41-year-old mother of three was charged on Friday with two counts of child murder.
An autopsy concluded that the two baby girls were born healthy and had lived and breathed before their violent deaths, he revealed.
This is the first photo of Aurélie Samprez, the woman accused of murdering two babies whose bodies were found in her freezer in the south of France
A neighbor described Samprez as “stern”.
She told MailOnline: ‘I don’t know this woman very well but I can tell you she is stern.
“She has three other children, three girls aged 18, 16 and 8.
“Everyone is shocked by what the police found in his freezer.”
The bodies were found at the 41-year-old’s home last Thursday in the southern village of Bedoin after police received a telephone tip from an unknown person.
Prosecutor Florence Galtier, in the southern city of Avignon, said, citing an autopsy: “Both children were not stillborn.”
One of the babies had suffered a blow that left “cranial and intracranial” bruising, believed to be the cause of death.
The prosecutor said it was unclear whether the injuries were the result of violence, a fall, lack of care or something else.
Authorities have yet to establish whether the girls are twins or not. It is not known if the man who made the information is linked to the case.
Their bodies were found at the 41-year-old’s home last Thursday in the southern village of Bedoin (pictured) after police received a telephone tip from an unknown person.
There have been similar cases in France over the years.
Last March, a woman in her 30s was investigated after two babies were found frozen in her home.
In 2015, five bodies were found in a similar case which saw the mother sentenced to eight years in prison.
Another case entered the annals of French justice, that of Véronique Courjault, sentenced in 2009 to eight years in prison for the murder of three of her newborns.
The bodies of two of the children were discovered in a freezer in the home she shared with her husband in South Korea.