Group of friends rent Airbnb home, find dead body

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Airbnb is a website allowing users to rent lodging in private homes.

PALAISEAU, France — Friends who rented an Airbnb home near Paris made a gruesome discovery Saturday, finding the corpse of a woman in the garden.

The friends had been renting the house, in the town of Palaiseau, just south of Paris, for a weekend party when they found the body.

The corpse of a woman aged between 30 and 50 was fully dressed and barefoot, police told CNN.

The friends who rented the house were questioned by police Sunday.

A postmortem is being done on the badly decomposed body.

The cause of death remains unknown, but police are treating it as a criminal matter.

Airbnb is an online home-renting site, which since launching in 2008 has grown to over 2 million listings in 190 countries.

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