Seventeen days after the disappearance of the French child Emile, the search in and around the village of Vernet has been resumed. Gendarmes are also using dogs that specialize in finding human remains, although all avenues are still open, she told French newspaper Le Figaro.
“The goal is to determine if the body is in Haute-Vernet. The goal is to finally find out this trace,” explains a source close to the case. The dogs were specially trained to detect corpse smells.
This is the third canine team participating in the search for Emil. First there was a team of dogs that specialize in searching for missing people, and then there were hounds, who have an extremely good sense of smell. Now they are looking for human remains.
After the disappearance of Emil on July 8, interrogations and forensic examinations are ongoing. All homes in Upper Verne were thoroughly searched, as were all vehicles. Also, 97 hectares of fields and forests were thoroughly surveyed. Telephone data will be further analyzed. The investigation into the disturbing disappearance is now in the hands of two investigating magistrates in Aix-en-Provence due to the “great complexity” of the case.
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Emil was last seen alone on a sloping street in a small village at 17:15 on July 8. Since then, no traces of the child have been found and “all possible ways are being considered, none is excluded or preferred”, the prosecutor repeatedly emphasized.
Source : HLN