a body of water currently being searched by the gendarmes

The gendarmerie continues its investigations, more than three months after the disappearance of the two and a half year old boy while he was on vacation with his parents in the commune of Haut-Vernet.



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Gendarmes carry out searches in a house in Haut-Vernet (Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur), September 12, 2023. (CAMOIN ERIC / MAXPPP)

The investigation continues. A week after excavations at the level of a slab who had given nothing in the hamlet of Haut-Vernet (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence), the gendarmes are continuing their investigations. A team of gendarmerie divers began searching a body of water not far from Haut-Vernet on Tuesday September 19, France Télévisions learned from the gendarmes. These checks are planned for the day, the same source assured France Télévisions. This is a fire protection basin in Vernet, south of Haut-Vernet, franceinfo learned from the Gendarmerie.

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“No new element” has triggered this operation which takes place in “as part of the continuity of the investigation”, assures this same source. Investigators from the Marseille research section are also on site.

Little Emile disappeared more than two months ago in this town in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, while he was on vacation with his grandparents. Following his disappearance, searches brought together hundreds of anonymous people who came to help, without succeeding in finding the child. The thirty houses in the hamlet attached to the commune of Vernet were also searchedresidents questioned and their vehicles visited, without success.

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