The DNA analyzes have spoken. The lifeless body of a woman found in mid-March in an abandoned building in Cateau-Cambrésis (North) is indeed that of Angélique Hermel, our colleagues from The voice of the North.
This 36-year-old mother had not given any sign of life since the night of January 13 to 14. She had left her home in Cateau-Cambrésis without means of payment and without papers, leaving behind her two daughters and a one-year-old baby. The gendarmes had mobilized significant resources to find her and beats had been organized by relatives.
The remains of a woman were finally discovered by a group of young people on March 11 in an abandoned building in Cateau-Cambrésis. Cans of alcohol and medicine were found near the body, lying on a mattress. The Cambrai prosecutor’s office already indicated that “several elements” suggested that it was Angélique Hermel.
No third party intervention
A month later, DNA analyzes therefore confirmed that the body found is that of the missing thirty-year-old. Cambrai prosecutor Rémi Schwartz said that “no apparent cause of death” was found. And the intervention of a third party was not detected.
“My life will never be the same again,” wrote Malika, daughter of Angélique Herlem, on social media. “The bond that united me to mum was very close. Of course, she was my mother, but she meant everything to me. Since the day I was born, she has given me everything, love, security, attention, presence”, she added in her message relayed by France 3 Hauts-de-France.