On December 23, 1996, the remains of Sophie Toscan du Plantier were discovered near her second home in Ireland. Nick Foster, an English journalist, has been leading the investigation for 25 years. Friday, November 19, 2021, on the occasion of the publication of his book She was called Sophie, he was interviewed in the columns of Madame Figaro.
On the night of December 22-23, 1996, Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found dead a few meters from her vacation home, in County Cork, Ireland. The wife of producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier had been brutally murdered. Forensic scientists had been discovered more than forty wounds on the body of the deceased. Unfortunately, 25 years later, the mystery still hangs over the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
And yet, since the tragic disappearance of the 39-year-old woman, all the suspicions and testimonies led to believe that the journalist Ian Bailey, who was the first to arrive at the scene of the tragedy, was at the origin of the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Arrested twice, the man was sentenced in France to 25 years in absentia in 2019. But due to the refusal of extradition from the High Court of Ireland, the country was unable to execution of the sentence imposed on the main suspect. He still lived in total freedom.
And this situation is not to everyone’s liking. The English journalist Nick Foster looked into this sordid affair. As proof, on Thursday, November 18, 2021, the latter published a book, titled She was called Sophie, in which he recounts his meetings with Ian Bailey. Asked in the columns of Madame Figaro on November 19, 2021, the author of the book spoke of the complex personality of the accused. Nick Foster also believes that he now has enough information to continue the investigations: “There is evidence and testimony that was not on the table six months ago. This case will be closed. It will be necessary to analyze the facts and actions of the Irish police with much more critical eyes. Did Ian Bailey kill Sophie Toscan du Plantier? Yes, that is no doubt. Have the Irish police always acted honorably? Not at all. Yes. Ian Bailey was able to take advantage of his freedom in Ireland, make fun of France, the memory of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, and her son, it’s because the Irish police didn’t do their job – at least some of its members “. What to relaunch the investigation?
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