Paris police probe drug-related death at South African diplomat’s home

The South African embassy in Paris

Paris – Prosecutors opened an investigation on Sunday into the death of a young French woman at the residence of a South African diplomat in Paris, a judicial source said.

 An autopsy was to take place on Monday, the source said, after the woman’s body was discovered at the diplomat’s home on Saturday.

 Police sources told Europe 1 radio the 26-year-old woman had joined a party at the diplomat’s home and stopped breathing after she went to sleep on Saturday afternoon.

 The sources told the radio that party-goers alleged the woman had taken drugs including cocaine. – Sapa-AFP