TARBES. The alleged murderer of two teachers in the town of Pouyastruc (Hautes-Pyrénées), near Tarbes, has still not been found. The investigation is continuing, in France and Spain.
A week of tracking and still no trace. Cédric Tauleygne, main suspect in the murder of two teachers in Pouyastruc (Hautes-Pyrénées), near Tarbes, on July 4, has still not been found by the gendarmes. For the time being, it is impossible to get hold of this 30-year-old wanted since the bodies of his 32-year-old ex-wife and a 55-year-old man, with whom she was on the evening of the crime, were discovered lifeless. in this small village located at the foot of the Pyrenees. A call for witnesses has been launched, not allowing, at this stage, to locate the one who crossed the border to go to Spain, his motorcycle having been discovered on the side of a road located on the other side. of the mountain range.
Since the death of the two victims, both teachers in a college in Tarbes, the small town of Pouyastruc has been in turmoil, in shock at the tragedy perpetrated. Especially since the coldly shot fifties was a local personality. Is his killer still alive? “Nothing allows in the state to favor the hypothesis that the individual is still alive or dead” indicated the prosecutor of the Republic of Pau, Cécile Gensac, who is in charge of the investigation, after having opened an information court on the charge of premeditated murder.
Monday July 4, 2022, two teachers, a man and a woman, were found dead at the home of the first, both shot dead, in the small town of Pouyastruc (Hautes-Pyrénées), located northeast of Tarbes. The drama would have been tied between 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. when an individual, on a motorcycle, burst in to shoot these two teachers. A crime discovered by neighbors who quickly gave the alert, after noticing suspicious comings and goings. The suspect managed to escape. A judicial investigation for “assassination” has been opened by the Pau prosecutor’s office.
The two victims discovered are two teachers from the same establishment, the Desaix college in Tarbes, the prefecture of the Hautes-Pyrénées. He is a 55-year-old man, who was a PE teacher, also a former bobsleigh champion who participated in two editions of the Olympic Games, in 1992 and 1994. He was particularly known and appreciated in the region. The second is a woman, aged 32, mother of two children, aged 3 and 5, and a French teacher. “The two victims had become romantically close for a few weeks as part of a school trip,” said the public prosecutor of Tarbes.
The main suspect is Cédric Tauleygne, a 34-year-old man, born August 18, 1987. He is the ex-spouse of the French teacher. He is also the father of two children. The couple were going through a divorce. The thirty-something, worker, is a former reservist of the gendarmerie and the 35th Parachute Artillery Regiment of Tarbes. “He’s someone who knows weapons.” His motorcycle was found in Spain, near Jaca, 2h30 drive from Pouyastruc. The vehicle was discovered on the side of a road, in a mountainous region of the border country. A telephone contact had also been established between the authorities and the fugitive, but it was quickly cut off, making it impossible to shed light on his intentions.
This double homicide of teachers is reminiscent of the appalling assassination of Samuel Paty, history and geography teachers, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines), by an Islamist terrorist on October 16, 2020. But if the murder perpetrated almost two years ago was linked to motivations which made it possible to affirm that it was an attack, the drama of Pouyastruc is truly quite different. The public prosecutor of Tarbes, Pierre Aurignac, evoked “the track of a dispute around private relations.”