North : a woman found beaten to death in the middle of a field

Nord : une femme retrouvée battue à mort au milieu d'un champ

The lifeless body of a woman was found Sunday morning in the middle of a field along a railroad track in Hellemmes, in the North.

This is a man who made the gruesome discovery at around 10: 30 while he was walking his dog.

The victim, 73-year-old, bore many traces of blows to the face. The walker, who knew the man in his seventies, did not know, so much she was disfigured.

The retiree had not given sign of life since the previous day. These are friends and family who had reported her disappearance.

An autopsy will be performed in the coming days. The judicial police of Lille has been in charge of the investigation.