A judicial investigation has been opened for murder of a minor under the age of 15 in connection with a rape committed with acts of torture and barbarism, rape of a minor aged 15 with acts of torture and barbarism and concealment of a corpse, specified the judicial source.

The prosecution has requested the remand in custody of the two suspects, she added.

The 24-year-old woman, considered the main suspect, was arrested at dawn on Saturday in Bois-Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine). The suspect, who would suffer from mental disorders, had been seen on the images of the surveillance cameras of the building where the schoolgirl, named Lola, lived.

Aged 43, the man who will also be presented to a judge during the day, is suspected of having hosted the suspect and drove a vehicle in which she was.

The parents of the teenager, worried about not seeing her return from college, had alerted the police to the disappearance of their daughter as well as the presence of this unknown young woman in the residence, located in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.

It was finally a 42-year-old homeless man who discovered an opaque plastic box containing the body of the teenager, in the interior courtyard of the building where Lola’s family resides.

The schoolgirl’s body was concealed by fabrics, according to sources familiar with the matter. Two cabin suitcases were placed next to the trunk.

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.

A total of six people were taken into custody as part of this investigation by the Criminal Brigade of the Parisian judicial police.

Four of them have been released without prosecution at this stage.

Multiple investigations were carried out in order to establish the sequence of events and the motive of the perpetrators.

The rectorate announced the establishment of psychological support cells for students and for staff at the college where Lola was educated and schools in the area.