Paris renters find dead body, covered in tree branches, in garden of their Airbnb

Renters Find Dead Body at French Airbnb Listing
Renters Find Dead Body at French Airbnb Listing

A group of renters discovered a badly decomposed body in the garden of their Airbnb rental in suburban Paris over the weekend. The body of the woman was covered with tree branches.

"Her body was found at the bottom of the property which opens out into woods," a police source said, according to France 24. Authorities are now investigating the death in Palaiseau, in the southern suburbs of Paris. Foul play is suspected.

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The people renting the house were only there for a weekend, although they are being questioned.

The cause of death has not yet been determined, according to police. The woman's body was found "hunched in a dug-out area, her head against the ground, covered in branches and surrounded by wood stumps," France 24 reported. There will be an autopsy.

The listing was removed from Airbnb on Sunday, according to Le Parisien.

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