Child found dead in washing machine in Paris

01/13/2023 11:23 (act. 01/13/2023 11:23)

A three-year-old girl has been found dead in her parents’ washing machine in Paris. The Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office announced on Friday that investigations into the child’s death were ongoing following the discovery the night before.

The newspaper “Le Parisien” reported that the girl’s father and one of her four older brothers found the little girl in the washing machine at the end of the night. According to the father, the door was closed, but the machine did not work. Rescue teams took the child in critical condition and found her dead about an hour later. According to the first findings, the girl could have suffocated.

The three-year-old’s parents reportedly had dinner with one of their five children. After the meal they were worried because the girl, the youngest, was not there. The other children are aged between seven and 18. The family then began a search operation of their apartment in the 20th arrondissement of Paris and surrounding areas with the help of neighbors.