Saturday afternoon, six people were taken into custody, including a woman, arrested in the morning in Bois-Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine).

No indication has filtered out of their identity and their possible role in the murder of the schoolgirl, named Lola.

The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation for murder of a minor under the age of 15, entrusted to the criminal brigade, after the macabre discovery on Friday evening, at the bottom of the building where Lola lived, in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.

It was 11:00 p.m. when a homeless man reported to the police the discovery of an opaque box containing the body of a teenager, in the inner courtyard of a building in this arrondissement in eastern Paris. The body of the schoolgirl named Lola was concealed by fabrics, according to sources familiar with the matter. Two carry-on suitcases sat next to the box.

The autopsy performed on Saturday determined that Lola had died of asphyxiation, said a source close to the investigation. The first findings had reported significant neck wounds.

Residents of the neighborhood were traumatized on Saturday. “It’s horrible, horrible, I’m afraid to leave my children in the neighborhood,” told AFP the mother of a fifth-grade student at Georges-Brassens college, which the victim attended.

The rectorate announced on Saturday that “psychological support cells for students and college staff but also for schools in the area” would be set up Monday morning.

On Saturday evening, residents continued to gather in front of the entrance to the building where the young Lola lived to express their dismay, amazement and sadness before dispersing in the middle of the evening, noted an AFP journalist. . A neighbor, in a state of shock, said she could no longer bear to hear “the noise of wheeled suitcases”.

On Sunday, calm reigned in the street.