French police to probe case of the frozen babies

8th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 8, 2006 (AFP) - The French justice ministry said on Tuesday it had opened a preliminary inquiry after the frozen bodies of two babies were discovered at the home of a French couple in South Korea.

PARIS, Aug 8, 2006 (AFP) - The French justice ministry said on Tuesday it had opened a preliminary inquiry after the frozen bodies of two babies were discovered at the home of a French couple in South Korea.

The husband — a 40-year-old businessman who has been settled in Seoul since 2002 — found the bodies in a freezer at his home on July 23, after briefly returning from a month-long family vacation in France.

Based on DNA tests, South Korean police said last week that the Frenchman was the babies' father, though he has reportedly contested the test findings.

Both he and his wife — whom South Korean police want to question as a suspect — are now back in France, officials said.

The French inquiry aims to gather basic information about the couple while awaiting an official request for legal cooperation from Seoul, the ministry said.

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