Delphine Jubillar: cries, glasses … The revelations of the scenario of the night of her disappearance


A scenario that investigators took months to piece together. When called on the night of December 15 to 16, 2020, the gendarmes of the Albi search brigade quickly went to Cagnac-les-Mines (Tarn), to note the disappearance of Delphine Jubillar. It was her husband Cédric, with whom she has been in a relationship for more than fifteen years, who gave the alert. He then explains that his wife went out in the middle of the night and never came back. The couple are in the process of divorcing but the separation is going well, according to him.

If they showed the opposite for six months, investigators and investigating magistrates favored the track of the husband from the start to explain what happened that night. According to them, Cédric Jubillar would have discovered that his wife was preparing to leave him in the very short term, in order to start a new life with another man. Together since the end of their adolescence, the thirty-somethings have experienced tensions in their relationship, particularly related to money problems. Artisan entrepreneur, he saw his activity decrease with the health crisis and he encounters difficulties in finding new sites. She, a night nurse in a clinic in Albi, provides for the needs of the home while taking care of their children as soon as she is no longer at work.

For the gendarmes, the prospect of losing his wife, but also his house (to which he is very attached) and part of the custody of his children would have pushed Cédric Jubillar to take action. Indicted for intentional homicide by spouse and placed in pre-trial detention, the 30-year-old contests any involvement in this case. Here is the scenario, hour by hour, that the police have reconstructed for the night of December 15 to 16, 2020. The slideshow below also contains elements reported by La Dépêche and Le Parisien concerning the evening of the disappearance.

Recently, a new development has revived the Jubillar case. It is, as Le Parisien indicates, the technical expertise of Delphine’s glasses. Shortly after the disappearance, the latter were found completely separated: one branch on the kitchen table, and the other on the ground, behind the sofa. A find which, for the investigators, reinforces the thesis of an argument that would have gone wrong. For his part, Cédric Jubillar firmly denies: “It’s one of the branches that no longer clipped (…) These are interchangeable branches”, he says.

Only here it is: the examination made by experts from the General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) of the Ministry of the Armed Forces has a completely different verdict. “The examinations and tests carried out lead to the conclusion that the damage observed on Delphine Jubillar’s pair of glasses is the consequence of dynamic forces (…) The forces were applied from the outside inwards”, can we read in the conclusion of specialists. Indeed, a simple fall of 1m60 could not have caused this, and the couple’s son claims that his mother was wearing his glasses the evening of his disappearance. “You ask me if the glasses were broken, the glasses not, I’m sure,” little Louis would have told the investigators.

Almost two years to the day after the disappearance of Delphine Jubillar, a reconstruction of the night during which the 33-year-old nurse disappeared was carried out on the evening of Tuesday December 13 in Cagnac-les-Mines, in the Tarn. It was in a district cordoned off by the gendarmes that one of the last acts of the investigation of this file so mediatised took place in the house of the couple in the presence of the husband of the victim, Cédric Jubillar, main suspect of the murder. of his wife. In the presence of his lawyers, those of the nurse’s relatives, the two investigating judges, but also investigators from the gendarmerie’s research section, the 35-year-old plasterer was taken from his remand center for reconstruct the scenario of the evening of the drama. Started at 8 p.m. on the evening of December 13, the operation ended a little before 2 a.m. During these six hours of scenario, franceinfo specified that the husband of the victim, Cédric Jubillar, continued to deny the facts and to proclaim his innocence. “He was true to himself, he was stoic,” said Mourad Battikh, lawyer for part of Delphine Jubillar’s family.

Among the advances in the reconstruction, the likelihood of the testimony of the couple’s neighbor who assured that she heard the cries of a woman on the evening of her disappearance. “We were able to see that these cries could be heard 130 meters away, without any difficulty. The testimony of the neighbor is all the more credible this evening”, estimated with 20 Minutes Mourad Battikh, the lawyer of the uncle and aunt of Delphine, civil parties. The lawyer also believes that “we were able to make progress on the pair of glasses which were found in several pieces scattered around the apartment on which Cédric Jubillar could not explain himself”. “We were able to understand what happened with the violent argument that happened that evening, corroborated from the inside by little Louis, from the outside, we are sure today, by the neighbor who heard these cries of terror”, concludes the council of the civil parties.