France Missing Boy – When Émile, who was two and a half years old and living with his grandparents in their home in Le Vernet in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, did not return home on Saturday, his grandparents began to get concerned. After a total of four days spent looking for him in the countryside, the search was called off earlier this evening. The local prosecutor, Rémy Avon, stated that the ‘physical search’ had reached its conclusion and that there was ‘no indication’ of the young kid.
He stated that the ongoing judicial probe into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance will continue. “In particular by conducting an analysis of the substantial amount of data and components that have been gathered over the course of the past four days.” There have been a variety of hypotheses put up regarding the events that took place, one of which is that Émile was run over and murdered by a vehicle, such as a car or a tractor, and that the driver concealed the corpse.
According to Mr. Avon, the authorities are looking into the possibility that the youngster was killed, that he was taken hostage, and that he was engaged in an accident. He emphasized that “all of these theories are active,” and that “nothing has been ruled out.” Since yesterday, the location has been secured to prevent any outsiders from entering as authorities continue to investigate his whereabouts. This comes only a few short hours after it was reported that blood had been found on the hood of a vehicle in the area, which has now been sent to a laboratory for further investigation. An individual involved in the investigation stated that at this time “we don’t even know if it is human blood.”