The sordid news story is widely reported by local media, La Nouvelle République des Pyrénées, Sud-Ouest and France Bleu Béarn Bigorre. On Saturday December 30 in the morning, a fire ravaged a house in Lesponne, a hamlet in the town of Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Its scale mobilized around thirty firefighters who, after having overcome it, discovered the body of a completely charred man. If the investigators refuse for the moment to reveal his identity, the identification of the remains turns out to be very complicated , the local rugby club, Stade bagnérais, which plays in Fédérale 1, did not hesitate, on its social networks, to announce that it is one of their former players, Benjamin Arnauné, also passed by Tarbes, who was then playing in Pro D2.
“Our former scrum half and above all great friend died early this morning in a house fire. Benji, this leader of men loved and respected by all, with whom we loved to share his time after the matches, wore the black jersey of Stade Bagnérais with great dedication and great talent for many years, from Belascain until the flag team.”
Everything points to this. The gendarmerie, in parallel with an investigation to determine the circumstances of this tragedy, opened a judicial investigation into the murder of his ex-partner and an arrest warrant was issued according to local radio. After more than fifteen years of living together, the couple was in the process of separating, a difficult breakup according to those close to them. Benjamin Arnauné had just moved into his new house on the day of the incident…
Five days after this macabre discovery, the young woman aged around thirty is still actively sought. The presence of blood and a rifle in Tatiana B.'s car has already been made official by investigators. Just like a withdrawal of 5,000 euros in cash made just after the start of the fire and the discovery of his cell phone in a nearby hedge.
“The New Republic of the Pyrenees” reveals that significant gendarmerie resources – helicopter, bikers, dog team – had been deployed to find the young woman. The Pau public prosecutor indicated that she was finally “arrested this Thursday” around 2 p.m. This arrest would have taken place in the town of Aureilhan, in the suburbs of Tarbes, where the suspect has strong family ties.