A man likely to be the abductor Berenyss, a small 7 year old girl abducted and released last week Meurthe-et-Moselle, was arrested and placed in custody, said Tuesday, April 28 a source close to the investigation.
The prosecutor Briey (Meurthe-et-Moselle), Yves Le Clair, had previously announced Agence France-Presse that a “Advanced decisive” was carried out in the investigation, without giving further details . A press conference is scheduled at 11 am at 30 High Court of Briey.
According to iTV, he is a farmer in his fifties, who was arrested at his home in Meuse, confused by his DNA.
The girl was abducted Thursday, April 23 in the village of Sancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle). A white van, Kangoo type, had been seen shortly after. A few hours after the outbreak of the abduction alert and eight hours after his disappearance, the girl was released by her abductor, unharmed, to the house of a doctor in the small town of Grandpré in the Ardennes, 120 km away. According to the prosecutor of Briey, the girl told to have “not been a victim of violence or physical or sexual” .
The police had stopped late Saturday afternoon their field research. Investigators were betting heavily on the results of DNA analysis from samples taken from a candy bag with which the kidnapper had lured the girl into his car
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