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© AFP archive | Police questioned the Airbnb guests on Sunday

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-02-29

A group of friends who rented a house in France on Airbnb for a weekend party discovered a badly decomposed woman’s body at the bottom of the garden, police said Sunday.

"Her body was found at the bottom of the property which opens out into woods," a police source told AFP, adding that foul play was suspected.

The property in the town of Palaiseau, 17km south of Paris, was rented on popular home-sharing website Airbnb by a group of friends who made the grisly find on Saturday.

The woman was found "hunched in a dug-out area, her head against the ground, covered in branches and surrounded by wood stumps", the police said.

She was dressed, but was not wearing shoes and had a "ring with a large stone" on her finger. No documents which could allow her to be identified were found.

The body's advanced state of decomposition meant it was not possible to determine the cause of death, and an autopsy will be carried out, said the source.

The Airbnb renters were being questioned by police on Sunday.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

Date created : 2016-02-29

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