Syrian migrant arrested and charged with the rape and murder of a mentally handicapped French mother in her 20s

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Last week, a military-aged migrant from Syria was arrested in the south-west of France on suspicion of rape and murder after the body of a 24-year-old mother was found by authorities.

RTL reports that the naked body of the woman who has been identified as Johanna Blanes was discovered inside a small pedestrian tunnel close to the commune of Mont-de-Marsan at 6 am on Sunday morning, just hours after she reportedly left a nightclub to go back to where she was staying in Saint-Pierre-du-Mont.

Also according to RTL, the 24-year-old French mother was afflicted with a slight mental handicap, and as a result had been placed under a guardianship.

Due to the disability, the 24-year-old had also lost custody of her 19-month-old son.The body of the young woman reportedly showed signs of strangulation as well as signs of blunt force trauma to the head and neck.

According to sources close to the investigation, the young girl was most likely raped before she was murdered.