Weekend Renters Find Corpse in Paris Garden of Airbnb Rental

February 29, 2016 Updated: February 29, 2016

French authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose decomposing body was found in the garden of an Airbnb rental in suburban Paris.

Bertrand Daillie, the deputy prosecutor for Evry, said a group of young people who were renting the house for a weekend discovered the badly decomposed body in the garden near the edge of the property. He says it was covered by tree branches that had been placed there deliberately.

Daillie told France Bleu radio the renters were to be questioned, but had only rented the house for that weekend. According to Le Parisien newspaper, the listing was removed Sunday from Airbnb.

The Airbnb rental property where a decomposing body of a woman was found in the garden, in Palaiseau, south of Paris, France, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. Bertrand Daillie, the deputy prosecutor for Evry, said a group of young people who were renting the house for a weekend discovered the badly decomposed body in the garden near the edge of the property. He says it was covered by tree branches that had been placed there deliberately. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
The Airbnb rental property where a decomposing body of a woman was found in the garden, in Palaiseau, south of Paris, France, on Feb. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The charming seven-bedroom house from the 19th century with a swimming pool is located near a forest in a well-off neighborhood of Palaiseau, 12 miles southwest of Paris. Its proposed rent is 400 euros ($435) per night.

The owner of the house told the Le Parisien newspaper that it was the first time he had rented out the house on Airbnb. He says someone must have dumped the body.