On Tuesday, a man was found dead in Trouillas (a village near Perpignan) with two stab wounds to the back and his side.
Residents of the village discovered the victim but she was not immediately identified. According to The Independent, she would have been in her 40s.
To allow criminal identification cells to work, the scene has been temporarily frozen.
The investigation was assigned to Perpignan's research section and the Perpignan research brigade.