Disappeared since Saturday, Victorine Dartois, 18, found dead


The lifeless body of Victorine Dartois, a young woman of 18 missing for two days, was discovered, Monday, September 28, “Submerged in a stream” in Villefontaine (Isère). “It is too early to tell when was death”, said the prosecutor of the Republic of Vienna Audrey Quey, during a press conference held in a gymnasium in this small town located about forty kilometers from Lyon.

A first external examination of the body by a forensic doctor “Did not identify the causes” of the death or when precisely the death dates back, said the magistrate, indicating that an autopsy would be carried out in the coming days.

The body was found in a wooded area, difficult to access, not far from a stadium where the young girl would have made her last phone call at 7 p.m. Saturday. The girl’s family had given the alert at 9:30 p.m. and, although Victorine was of legal age, her absence was immediately taken seriously.

Because, according to the last elements of conversation with her relatives, Victorine “Went home”, just before his disappearance. “There was no discomfort; she hadn’t had a problem during her day. It doesn’t look like a runaway ”, had underlined a few hours earlier the magistrate.

130 soldiers had been mobilized

The missing girl’s older sister had also assured on social media that this was not the case “Not from a fugue”. “It’s absolutely not his style”, she noted. His call, shared more than 47,000 times, described his outfit at the time of his disappearance (jeans, pink sweatshirt, sneakers, white handbag). These are the same shoes and handbag that were found earlier in the morning on Monday.

Along with the investigations of the gendarmes, a beat was organized Sunday at the initiative of the family, bringing together several hundred volunteers. Great means have been implemented to find the young girl for two days, including the presence of a helicopter and a dog team. 130 soldiers were thus mobilized on the ground to conduct the research, according to the commander of the Bourgoin-Jallieu company, Sylvain Bosserelle. It is a specialized dog, which marked at a buzzard near a stream on Monday. And allowed to find the girl’s belongings and her body afterwards.

In addition, technical investigations were carried out on telephony. The CCTV tapes have been exploited and investigators conduct numerous hearings. The prosecutor announced the launch of a call for witnesses. Anything that may be useful ” must be communicated to the gendarmerie at the toll free number 0800 200 142 “, specified Colonel Lionel James, commander of the research section of Grenoble, now in charge of investigations.

The investigation first opened for “Disturbing disappearance” evolved into chefs “Kidnapping, forcible confinement and intentional homicide”. Given the turn of the case, Mr.me Quey indicated that she was relinquishing ” from this evening “ of the file for the benefit of the criminal center of Grenoble.

The World with AFP

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