July 25, 2020 / 9:30 PM / 11 days ago

U.S. man held on suspicion of killing French wife - AFP

PARIS (Reuters) - An American man suspected of killing his French wife has been arrested at Toulouse airport as he prepared to board a flight out of the country, Agence France-Presse reported on Saturday, citing the local prosecutor.

During police interviews the U.S. national confessed to stabbing his wife Laure Kruger, 52, whose body was found close to their holiday home near the Mediterranean coastal city of Narbonne, AFP quoted prosecutor Marie-Agnes Joly as saying. He is scheduled to appear in court on Sunday to face charges.

Regional police officials could not be reached for comment after hours on Saturday.

The victim taught French at the Jakarta Intercultural School in Indonesia, according to her Linkedin page. Police were alerted after her father, who lives in the same French region, telephoned local officials when the couple failed to visit him before their planned return to Indonesia, the report said.

Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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