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'Ghost-hunting' woman 'dressed as vampire' found dead in old church

By T.K. Randall
April 12, 2024 · Comment icon 7 comments
Chatelard Castle, Italy.
The scene of the crime - Chatelard Castle. Image Credit: PD / Rollopack
The young French woman was found dead at an abandoned church in northern Italy's Aosta Valley a few days ago.
In a strange and disturbing case that has perplexed local authorities, the 22-year-old was found dead with most of the blood drained from her body after being stabbed with a camping knife.

Three gunshot wounds were also seemingly inflicted on her body after she had died and someone had, for reasons unknown, scraped some of her blood up off the floor and taken it with them.

The case could potentially be connected to the mysterious disappearances of two other people in the same area.

The church in which the woman was found (thought to be Chatelard Castle) is abandoned and has gained something of a reputation for being haunted. Police believe that she may have been there as part of a social media ghost-hunting challenge that is currently popular in France.
Witnesses reportedly saw both her and a male friend dressed as vampires in the general area before her death and noted that she had looked "pale" and "emaciated" like a "walking corpse".

Police are also investigating the possibility that she had become involved in some form of ritualistic sacrifice or "consented murder" or that her presence at the church was part of a social media prank.

Detectives are focusing their efforts on finding the male friend who was seen with the woman as well as the owner of a burgundy van that was spotted on CCTV near the church the previous week.

No further details of the investigation have been made public so far.

Source: CNN | Comments (7)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by esoteric_toad 1 month ago
I will go with murdered while larping. Now that area is going to have to deal with this story forever.
Comment icon #2 Posted by joseraul 1 month ago
That is pretty creepy, RIP
Comment icon #3 Posted by joseraul 1 month ago
Comment icon #4 Posted by Alchopwn 1 month ago
Not everyone wants a BTGGF apparently.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Amorlind 1 month ago
This is a "fait divers" as we say in French... Boyfriend (Italian nationality) was long search by the french police for missing judicial review He was finally arrested in Lyon, and is suspected to murdering this poor girl.
Comment icon #6 Posted by HollyDolly 1 month ago
So sorry to hear she passed away. Strange how they mentioned about two other people missing in the same area.
Comment icon #7 Posted by The man in the tan jacket 1 month ago
The price you pay for being French.

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