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Hospital worker 'killed by her son'

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HOSPITAL worker Elaine Le Sauvage was murdered by her son, prosecutors told the Magistrate's Court yesterday.

HOSPITAL worker Elaine Le Sauvage was murdered by her son, prosecutors told the Magistrate's Court yesterday. The accused, Wayne Le Sauvage, 31, entered no plea and was remanded in custody for a week.

The court heard that Mrs Le Sauvage's body was discovered with clean bare feet in La Rue de la Corbinerie, St Martin's, at about 8am on Friday.

Mr Le Sauvage had been working in Birmingham for about 11 months and had returned to the island around 22 December.

He had been staying at the family home with his 49-year-old mother.

Assistant-Magistrate Philip Robey ordered the remand in custody, for which Crown prosecutor Chris Dunford had argued.

He said there was substantial risk that the defendant would not surrender to bail, there were concerns he would commit another offence and a risk that he would interfere with witnesses.

Mr Le Sauvage was arrested on Friday evening at Gatwick Airport.

Defence advocate Paul Lockwood did not oppose the remand in custody.

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The court heard that Mrs Le Sauvage was married, but separated, and had two other children.

She was last seen alive at 2pm on Thursday - when she left work at

the Princess Elizabeth Hospital -

and was reported missing that evening.

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A Home Office forensic pathologist was in the island on Saturday to establish the cause of death and police announced later that day

they had launched a murder investigation.

They also want to trace the movements on Thursday of a red Subaru Justy hatchback, registration 55621.

On Sunday they said that a man had been charged with murder.

When he entered the court, Mr Le Sauvage, wearing a red jumper and jeans, looked over to the packed

public gallery and mouthed acknowledgment to some of those present.

As he left, he winked in the gallery's direction, with many of those watching rising and leaving the court.

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