A group of friends, most in their twenties, rented a house in the town of Palaiseau, just 17 kilometers or 10 miles south of Paris for a weekend party, using the popular on-line house-sharing service Airbnb.
|The group discovered the body of a woman in the garden on Saturday in an area that opens into the woods. A source said the woman’s body was found “hunched in a dug-out area, her head against the ground, covered in branches and surrounded by wood stumps.” The woman, who was white and in her early forties, was dressed, but was not wearing shoes. She had a "ring with a large stone" on her finger. Police found no identifying documents on the body. The body was in a state of advanced decomposition. An autopsy will be carried out. Police expect foul play was involved in the woman's death.|