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Missing French chef's body found stuffed in freezer

Postby Todd » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:53 pm

Missing French chef's body found stuffed in freezer

By the CNN Wire Staff
August 11, 2010 2:36 p.m. EDT

Paris, France (CNN) -- The body of a retired restaurateur who's been missing for two years has been found in a freezer in the French city of Lyon, police there told CNN Wednesday.

The corpse of Jean-Francois Poinard, 71, was discovered Tuesday in the apartment he had shared with a girlfriend in Lyon, regarded as the culinary capital of France.

Police said an autopsy will be conducted.

The French newspaper Le Monde cited a police source as saying the man's girlfriend, 51, has been taken into custody in connection with the case.

Police said the body was found after a tip from a close family member of Poinard, who was considered one of Lyon's top chefs in the 1970s and 80s.

www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/08/11/fra ... index.html
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