30-year-old corpse found in a French Mansion

A 30-year-old corpse was discovered in the basement of a mid-18th century Paris mansion, which sold for $41.2 million this year. Photo via CNN

Paris, French — A 30-year-old corpse has been found during the renovation of a $41.2 million French Mansion.

The French authorities has now opened up a murder investigation due to the 30-year-old corpse that was found during in the basement of a Parisian mansion during renovation.

The property is located in Paris’ exclusive 7th district. It come complete with an interior courtyard and several private gardens as well.

The mansion is located in Paris’ exclusive 7th district. Photo via CNN

“Historically, it is an important building. Many people lived there, including poet François Coppée,” Sabine Lebreton, the vice-president of Association pour la Sauvegarde du Site de la Rue Oudinot, a local association dedicated to preserving the neighborhood, told CNN.

“It’s also about what the place says,” she said. “In the back, there is a huge garden, you can imagine the receptions and social functions… It’s of another century,” She continued.

The lavish building has been abandoned since the mid-18th century until on January, when the building was solf for 35.1 million euros (about $41.2 million.)

However, reports emerged in the French media on July that a dead body was found in the basement of the Parasian home.

CNN was informed by a judicial source that the prosecutor’s office of Paris has opened a preliminary murder investigation following the discovery of a man’s body in the basement of a building that is undergoing building works in Oudinot street, in Paris.

According to the Officials, the body was discovered on February 26 and since then, the investigations have been given to the criminal unit.

“They found him in a place that had not been visited either by the bailiff who had made the report or by anyone else. No one had visited the cellar,” Bruno Picard, a lawyer in charge of the house’s auction, told CNN.

“I have received an e-mail from a police officer, I sent him to my website, where I disclosed everything I know. They found a dead man,” Picard said.

“Apparently he had been there for 30 years. It won’t have much impact on the rest of this case. Given the time frame… I think the owner is about to start work,” Picard added.