Decaying body discovered on Monday in Centuri (Haute-Corse) is that of a 33-year-old man who has been missing since early September, the Bastia prosecutor’s office announced on Wednesday, which confided this “Criminal record” to the specialized jurisdiction of Marseille.
The state of the body did not allow immediate identification. “The first scientific examinations carried out have made it possible to establish that the body is that of Damien Barchilon, a person reported missing since September 13”, announced Arnaud Viornery, the public prosecutor of Bastia.
Due to “Circumstances of its discovery”, “The criminal trail” is privileged.
In “advanced state of decomposition”
The survey for ” voluntary homicide “, initially entrusted to the research section of the gendarmerie, was “Of a divestiture” for the benefit of the Specialized Interregional Jurisdiction of Marseille (JIRS), competent in matters of serious organized crime, added the prosecutor.
The body, discovered by a hunter, was in “State of advanced decomposition and buried under leaves” on the wild heights of the village of 220 inhabitants, according to a source close to the file interviewed Monday.
Damine Barchilon, a 33-year-old nightclub manager, was last seen on September 9 in Tomino, a nearby village of Centuri in Cap Corse.
On September 10, the young man’s car was found by the side of the road in Meria, a 15-minute drive from Tomino. The ignition keys were still on the dashboard.
A judicial investigation in search of the causes of the disappearance had been opened initially in mid-September and entrusted to an investigating judge.