The number 1 and the number 0. The number “10”, written in red under the feet of little Lola, is one of the sordid discoveries made by the investigators on the night of Friday to last Saturday. That evening, around 11:20 p.m., a homeless man alerted the police after finding, in the courtyard of a building in the 19th arrondissement, a strange plastic trunk, giving off a strong smell of bleach.
Inside, lies the tortured, mutilated and partially dismembered body of Lola, 12, the daughter of the guardian of the residence.
A few hours later, Dahbia B., a 24-year-old Algerian national, was arrested. She tells the story, in detail, of an afternoon of horror.
Around 3 p.m., when the young Lola returns from college, she would have apostrophized her before dragging her to her sister’s apartment, where she is staying temporarily. On the spot, she orders him to take a shower, before imposing a rape on him, then suffocating him… and horribly mutilating his body, which she will end up hiding in a large green plastic trunk.
The suspect then leaves, accompanied by an acquaintance, in the Paris suburbs, carrying her macabre load with her. At 11 p.m., Dahbia returns to the scene of the crime, and places the trunk in the courtyard of the building.
For nearly a week, investigators have been dissecting the profile of this woman with a dark past, to try to understand her terrible gesture… and thus pierce the motive for the crime.
Why would the young woman have written these numbers on the victim’s feet?
Especially since the number 10 seems to come up repeatedly in this case.
Little Lola was born in 2010. The crime took place in October, the tenth month of the year.
And on her TikTok account, since deleted by the platform, Dahbia B. had a curious obsession: each of her videos was posted on the 10th of the month. The last one even dates from 10/10, a few days before the tragedy.
Coincidence, or real hidden message?
The number 10 is certainly quite present in our daily lives, in general. For example, we have ten fingers, on our feet and on our hands, and the 10-point system is quite common in our school system, but also, more broadly, in the decimal system.
But in the investigation, and around the portrait of the main suspect drawn up until then, it would seem that this banal number takes on a very particular importance.
The ten Commandments, the ten plagues of Egypt, the ten lost tribes… The number 10 is, for example, very present in the Christian religion. Shortly before the tragedy, Dahbia B. would have just mentioned to her relatives her desire to convert to Christianity. A disturbing coincidence?
In numerology, the 10 also has a very special symbolism. “It is the first number. It is a stronger number than 1, like a reinforced 1. It is therefore associated with a dynamic, leader, very powerful side, explains Anne-Marie Pellegrin, professional numerologist. For example, continues the specialist, we often draw a parallel with football players who wear jersey 10, corresponding to the playmaker.
For the expert, the recursion of the 10 in Dahbia B.’s career hides “probably a hidden message, linked to her personal history… She may have experienced a tragedy at the age of 10, or in 2010 …”, speculates the numerologist.
In tarology, a subsidiary discipline of numerology, the number 10 corresponds to the arcana of the Wheel of Fortune.
“ In its dark side, The Wheel of Fortune expresses the events that confuse and that the consultant undergoes without being able to intervene on them. It is also the financial difficulties and the loss of personal bearings. Finally, it is asking too many questions and thinking too much”, can we read about the blade on the site of Elle magazine.
“On the negative side, this blade is a bad omen, it evokes imbalance and instability”, explains the medium Esteban Frédéric on his site.
Another rumor circulates concerning the presence of the “10” on the body of the little victim. It was relayed by Georges Fenech, a former magistrate and former right-wing elected official, in the program Touche pas à mon poste, Wednesday, October 19.
“It reminds me of the case of the children of Zouhris, generally blond with blue eyes, who are considered to have powers in Algeria (…). They are kidnapped, sacrificed, their blood is drunk and there are satanic rites. On this poor little girl, there was the number 1 on the sole of her left foot, and the number 0 is exactly the satanic rite of the Zouhris in North Africa,” he commented.
However, the hypothesis of a “sacrifice”, a “satanic rite” or even a “racist crime” has been largely denied by the lawyer of Dahbia B. Me Alexandre Silva, who affirms that none of its tracks are not, for the time being, considered.