An evening that turns to tragedy. Justine Vayrac, 20, was spending time with friends in a nightclub in Brive-la-Gaillarde (Corrèze) when she disappeared. Seen for the last time around four o’clock in the morning on Sunday October 23, 2022, she no longer gave a sign… Until her lifeless body was found buried in a wood in Beynat, about twenty kilometers away. of the nightclub La Charrette.
Lucas L., the main suspect in this case, was indicted for forcible confinement, murder and rape. This 20-year-old farmer was an acquaintance of the victim with whom he had friendly relations, and admitted being responsible for his death. The indications he gave to the investigators made it possible to find his remains, not far from his home.
Many gray areas remain around this investigation. Théo, a friend of Justine whose testimony is crucial, revealed compromising elements in the columns of Figaro. Present at the party where the young woman disappeared, he says that the latter was nauseous in the nightclub, and had asked to go out to get some air. There, the two comrades met Lucas L., whom Justine seemed to know.
Earlier in the evening, a member of the victim’s group of friends believed he saw the suspect offer Justine a glass of champagne during the evening. “I think my champagne tastes weird,” the mother would have whispered to her friend. Later, when the young woman vomited outside the nightclub, she would also have confided: “I’m sure that we put something in my drink (…) Given the state in which I am, people could have abused me sexually”.
The autopsy of the body of the twenty-something, scheduled for the next few days, should make it possible to know whether she was drugged or not.
According to the suspect, Justine and him then spent part of the night together…
Statements by Lucas L. to investigators are fluctuating. After indicating that he had raped Justine under the duress of another man, he would have reconsidered his remarks to then affirm that they had had consensual sex at his home.
He later confessed to killing Justine Vayrac by punching her in the face. Only here: during a press conference, the public prosecutor of Limoges, Baptiste Porcher, indicated that several blows had been struck in the face of the young woman, including at least one with a blunt weapon.
Worried about not having heard from his friend, Theo would have made a phone call to Lucas around five o’clock in the morning. The suspect allegedly assured him that he had gone home and left Justine in his car. “She was better,” he told her. During this call, the alleged murderer reportedly said he was “doing things” with a blonde girl…
A statement that adds to the testimony of a young woman who claims to have spent part of the night with Lucas on the day of Justine’s murder.
According to information from BFMTV, a young woman reportedly told investigators that she had spent part of the night from October 22 to 23 with the suspect, even before the latter confessed to the murder of Justine Vayrac.
The young woman claimed to have gone to the individual’s home that night. During the evening, she would have heard a telephone ringing, telephone which did not seem to be that of the suspect.
“She then asked him who it belonged to. In response, Lucas turned up the sound of the car radio, and indicated that it was his work phone”, specifies the news channel continuously.
The witness also indicated that the main suspect was particularly silent that evening, which was not like him.
A disturbing element which is added to the list of gray areas around the murder of Justine Vayrac.