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France murder: Jogger Alexia Daval's husband is detained

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Jonathan Daval addressed crowds who attended a march for his murdered wife
The husband of a murdered jogger has been detained by French police, local media have reported.Alexia Daval's partially burnt body was found in woodland near the north-eastern French town of Gray in October.A lawyer for Jonathan Daval denied on Monday his involvement in his wife's murder, and said that the 34-year-old had "expected this test".Investigators believe Mrs Daval's death may have been the result of a "marriage dispute gone wrong".The couple, who were having difficulties conceiving a child, were "experiencing strong tensions", sources told AFP news agency.
A search of Mr Daval's home is under way.
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The murder inspired a march of 10,000 people in the quiet town of Gray in Haut-Saone. Women also honoured the jogger with symbolic runs in cities across France.
Mr Daval, right, who wore his wedding jacket at his wife's funeral, was the last person to see her alive
For months, investigators did not have any suspects in the case. Her husband, was the last person to see his wife.The computer technician, speaking alongside Mrs Daval's parents, gave a tearful speech to thousands of people on the streets a week after the murder. In the initial hearing, he spoke as a simple witness, admitting he had argued with his wife the day before her disappearance. That altercation explained, according to him, scratches and bite marks visible on his hands.
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At the end of November, Mr Daval's lawyer cautioned against the "toxic rumours" spreading online, pointing the finger at his client.The prosecutor in the case would only confirm Mr Daval's detention as part of the inquiry into the murder of his wife. She told AFP she would hold a press conference after any formal arrest.
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