clippings. Cedric Toulin, the man suspected of killing two people in Boyastruk, near Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrenees), is still wanted. A call for witnesses was issued on Friday 8 July 2022.
can not find it. Four days after the double assassination carried out in the small town of Boyastruk, in the Haute-Pyrenees region near Tarbes, the prime suspect is still at large. On Friday, July 8, 2022, the National Gendarmerie launched a call for witnesses to try to get their hands on Cedric Tolligen, the presumed murderer of the July 4 teachers, one of whom was his former partner. Simple physical description of the individual, presented as a European-type man, size 1m75, of an athletic build, with shaved hair and wearing glasses. At the time, he was wearing blue jeans and a dark leather jacket. These are, at this point, the only items available to the authorities, who have not been able to find his trace since the bodies of the two victims, aged 32 and 55, were discovered.
Only one sign appeared: his motorcycle was found in Spain, near Jaca, a two-and-a-half hour drive from Boyastruk. The vehicle was discovered on the side of a road in a mountainous area of the border country. Thus, both sides of the Pyrenees are searched. A phone call was made between the authorities and the fugitive, but soon the connection was cut off, making it impossible to shed light on his intentions. “We don’t know his current desires. Is he suicidal or are we dealing with someone who wants to escape his responsibilities? At the moment, we are ignoring,” said Pierre Aurignac, the public prosecutor in Tarbes. Unknown to justice, like his victim – both are teachers at the same college in Tarbes – the main accused, in light of the first elements, appears to have acted out of revenge and jealousy.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bo opened a judicial investigation into the “assassination” to which the case was referred. “We are inclined to believe that he prepared the facts, which is why the adjective we retain at the moment is assassination,” the Tarbes prosecutor, charged with coordinating the first investigations, justified.
On Monday July 4, 2022, two teachers, a man and a woman, were found shot dead in the first home in the small town of Boyastruk, northeast of Tarbes. Drama could have been restricted between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. when a person on a motorbike drove in to shoot these two teachers. A crime discovered by neighbors who were quick to alert, after noticing a suspicious coming and going. The suspect managed to escape. The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Bau has opened a judicial investigation into the “assassination”.
The two victims discovered were two teachers from the same institution, Desaix College in Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées province. He is a 55-year-old male who was a physical education teacher, was also a former bobsleigh champion and participated in two Olympic Games, in 1992 and 1994. He was especially known and appreciated in the region. The second is a 32-year-old woman, mother of two children, ages 3 and 5, and a teacher of French. “The two victims became romantically close for a few weeks as part of a school trip,” said the prosecutor in Tarbes.
The main suspect is Cedric Tolligan, a 34-year-old man, born on August 18, 1987. He is the ex-husband of a French language teacher. He is also the father of two children. The couple was in divorce. The thirty-year-old worker is a former reserve soldier in the gendarmerie and the 35th Parachute Artillery Regiment in Tarbes. “He is someone who knows weapons,” the judge said.
This double murder of teachers is reminiscent of the horrific assassination of Samuel Baty, a history and geography teacher, in Confancy Saint Honore (Evelyn), by an Islamic terrorist on October 16, 2020. But if the murder committed almost two years ago is related to the motives that made it possible Emphasizing that it was an attack, Pouyastruc’s drama is really very different. Tarbes’ public prosecutor, Pierre Aurignac, raised the “track of the dispute over private relations.”