Headless corpses found in Paris picnic spot

PARIS Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:43am EDT

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PARIS (Reuters) - Police were questioning a couple on Monday about two headless torsos and a footless leg discovered near a popular picnic spot on the eastern edge of Paris.

The macabre mystery began when a jogger found a rotting leg in the Vincennes woods earlier this month and a guide dog then unearthed a torso nearby, a source close to the inquiry said.

The case took a new twist on Saturday when a couple presented themselves to police and led officers to a second headless torso in the woods.

The man and woman, who are in police custody, spoke of a dispute at a Paris flat in which two people were killed. They indicated they had dismembered the bodies and buried them in a panic, said the source, who asked not to be identified.

The sprawling Vincennes woods are famous for a horse-racing track and boating lake but the area is also frequented by prostitutes and is regarded as dangerous after dark.

(Reporting By Nicolas Bertin; Writing by Brian Love; Editing by Pravin Char)

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