Cruzado 2strong fingers blotching her neck—upon further inspection by the Paris police department these marks were deemed the result of strangulation, the cause of death. The group frantically searchedthe rest of the house for the mother with no avail; they went outside around the back of the building, where they located her lifeless body slumped against a wall under the fourth floor window. Her neck was almost cut through, and when they tried to lift her up her head fell off. About five minutes after entering the room, the group (which consisted of a washwoman, shopkeeper, banker, policeman, Spaniard, Englishman, and Italian, doctor, and other neighbors and passerby) heard two voices: one low and soft that said, “My God,” in French, and one high, hard, and unidentifiable voice that spoke no distinct words. Among themselves they could not agree on the nationality of the voice, as the Spaniard thought it was English, the Englishman thought it was Italian, and the Italian though it was French. There were no steps someone could have entered and left the room where the daughter’s body was found, all the windows were closed and firmly locked and fastened with a nail, and the openings above the fireplace were too small for anyone to climb through.