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Offline Brietta

Lusdescendente girl of 9 years is missing in France
France
AUGUST 28, 2017
4:30 P.M.


Alert was given on Sunday morning. MaŽlys disappeared on Saturday during a wedding

MaŽlys de Araķjo, a 9-year-old girl, disappeared on Saturday evening in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, France, during a wedding party.

The girl's disappearance alert, which the last time she was dressed she wore a white dress, was given Sunday morning. Authorities have already opened an investigation and used social networks to alert and ask for information on MaŽlys' whereabouts.

http://www.dn.pt/mundo/interior/menina-lusodescendente-de-9-anos-esta-desaparecida-em-franca-8733162.html?utm_source=Push&utm_medium=Web
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline Brietta

Lusdescendente girl of 9 years is missing in France
France
AUGUST 28, 2017
4:30 P.M.


Alert was given on Sunday morning. MaŽlys disappeared on Saturday during a wedding

MaŽlys de Araķjo, a 9-year-old girl, disappeared on Saturday evening in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, France, during a wedding party.

The girl's disappearance alert, which the last time she was dressed she wore a white dress, was given Sunday morning. Authorities have already opened an investigation and used social networks to alert and ask for information on MaŽlys' whereabouts.

http://www.dn.pt/mundo/interior/menina-lusodescendente-de-9-anos-esta-desaparecida-em-franca-8733162.html?utm_source=Push&utm_medium=Web

Girl of Portuguese origin missing in France
French authorities do not rule out a 9-year-old abduction of Maelys de Araķjo. Secretariat of State is monitoring the situation.
PUBLIC August 28, 2017, 5:22 PM

Maelys de Araķjo, 9, has been missing since Saturday night in the French region of Pont-de-Beauvoisin, the Jornal de NotŪcias adds, adding that authorities have not yet ruled out abduction and that searches have been under way since Which was given the alert.

To PŕBLICO, the Secretary of State of the Communities said that he is monitoring the situation and that he has already requested information from the Portuguese consulate in Lyon.

The French police also used social networks to inquire about the whereabouts of the child of Portuguese origin, revealing that Maeyls disappeared on Saturday night during a wedding party and that at that time she wore a white sleeveless dress.

https://www.publico.pt/2017/08/28/sociedade/noticia/menina-de-origem-portuguesa-desaparecida-em-franca-1783642



It seems to be standard practice to contact the consular authorities when a child goes missing on foreign soil. 

Just as it appears to be standard practice for newspapers to carry reader comment criticising the parent.  As well as taking it to facebook to let off some steam.

At the moment these are outweighed by positive and supportive comment ... I just hope Maeyls  is recovered safe and well very soon ... or we may witness history repeating itself.
It is so easy to kick people when they are down.

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Manuel Freitas commented on an article.
12 hrs ∑
After reading the news in question; About the disappearance of a child, it seems to me that there was a lot of distraction and irresponsibility of the Relatives, because it was on Saturday night and only went to inform the Authorities on Sunday, it seems to me that they first paid more attention to the Feast than to the child . Manuel Freitas
https://www.facebook.com/manuel.freitas1


Rosa Alexandre Moreira ∑
"The alert was given on Sunday morning." The alert was given by the authorities in particular by the police not by the parents ... When a child or adult disappears in France the authorities alert the media as soon as possible to send photos / information about the missing person in order to alert the population and obtain Information or witnesses. So stop blaming parents, in this case the mother, who poor thing must be suffering horrors with the disappearance of the daughter ...
http://www.jn.pt/nacional/interior/lusodescendente-de-9-anos-desaparecida-desde-sabado-em-franca-8733074.html
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline Erngath

Girl of Portuguese origin missing in France
French authorities do not rule out a 9-year-old abduction of Maelys de Araķjo. Secretariat of State is monitoring the situation.
PUBLIC August 28, 2017, 5:22 PM

Maelys de Araķjo, 9, has been missing since Saturday night in the French region of Pont-de-Beauvoisin, the Jornal de NotŪcias adds, adding that authorities have not yet ruled out abduction and that searches have been under way since Which was given the alert.

To PŕBLICO, the Secretary of State of the Communities said that he is monitoring the situation and that he has already requested information from the Portuguese consulate in Lyon.

The French police also used social networks to inquire about the whereabouts of the child of Portuguese origin, revealing that Maeyls disappeared on Saturday night during a wedding party and that at that time she wore a white sleeveless dress.

https://www.publico.pt/2017/08/28/sociedade/noticia/menina-de-origem-portuguesa-desaparecida-em-franca-1783642



It seems to be standard practice to contact the consular authorities when a child goes missing on foreign soil. 

Just as it appears to be standard practice for newspapers to carry reader comment criticising the parent.  As well as taking it to facebook to let off some steam.

At the moment these are outweighed by positive and supportive comment ... I just hope Maeyls  is recovered safe and well very soon ... or we may witness history repeating itself.
It is so easy to kick people when they are down.

Quote
Manuel Freitas commented on an article.
12 hrs ∑
After reading the news in question; About the disappearance of a child, it seems to me that there was a lot of distraction and irresponsibility of the Relatives, because it was on Saturday night and only went to inform the Authorities on Sunday, it seems to me that they first paid more attention to the Feast than to the child . Manuel Freitas
https://www.facebook.com/manuel.freitas1


Rosa Alexandre Moreira ∑
"The alert was given on Sunday morning." The alert was given by the authorities in particular by the police not by the parents ... When a child or adult disappears in France the authorities alert the media as soon as possible to send photos / information about the missing person in order to alert the population and obtain Information or witnesses. So stop blaming parents, in this case the mother, who poor thing must be suffering horrors with the disappearance of the daughter ...
http://www.jn.pt/nacional/interior/lusodescendente-de-9-anos-desaparecida-desde-sabado-em-franca-8733074.html


Thank you for this update Brietta.
I do hope she is found soon but it's worrying as time passes.
I agree with you about those folks who so quickly criticise.
Hope is a renewable option.
If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.

Offline John

Update

France fears for girl Maelys missing since Isere wedding



Concern is growing over the fate of a nine-year-old girl who vanished while attending a wedding in eastern France. The girl, MaŽlys De Araujo, was last seen in a children's room at about 03:00 on Sunday (01:00 GMT). Extensive searches of the area around the wedding hall using a helicopter and police dogs have thus far failed to find a trace of the girl.

A kidnapping investigation has begun and police have issued an appeal for witnesses.



Police have already interviewed all 180 attendees at the wedding, which took place in a hall in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, IsŤre. Reports say they will now begin questioning friends and relatives of the girl and her family who did not attend.

MaŽlys was at the wedding along with her mother - cousin of the bride - father, and older sister. They are said to live in the nearby department of Jura.

A guest, Gregory, told Le Parisien news site what had happened when guests realised the girl was missing.

"The DJ for the evening announced on the microphone that a child had disappeared. Suddenly, everyone started searching, in the main hall and outside.

"It was anguish. To see the disappearance of a nine-year-old, that's not nothing. We initially thought she must be asleep in a corner after a game of hide-and-seek. After an hour, as we'd found nothing, the police were alerted." Gregory said he believed that a kidnapping had taken place. Reports also say police dogs failed to find any scent of the girl beyond the car park of the wedding hall, suggesting the girl did not run away.

Police, firefighters and volunteer firefighters have searched woodland nearby, a nearby river and even sewers.

"Given the time that has elapsed since her disappearance" and "the means deployed to find her, no accidental or criminal track has been ruled out," said a local prosecutor, Dietlind Baudoin, in a statement. Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward to help find MaŽlys, who they say is 130cm tall (4'3"), weighs 28kg (4st 6lb), has dark skin, brown eyes and hair, and was wearing a white sleeveless dress.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41081166
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Offline John

Fears missing girl, 9, 'bundled into car by kidnappers’ while playing hide-and-seek

A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl who has gone missing at a wedding in France may have been bundled into a car by kidnappers, police fear.

Officers fear a criminal act because sniffer dogs found Maelys’ scent in the hall and out into the car park – but it ended there.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/641016/Missing-Girl-Maelys-De-Araujo-France-Isere-Kidnapping-Investigation-Hide-Seek-Wedding


Isn't that what happened with Madeleine McCann?  Scent trail ended at car park.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2017, 10:29:28 AM by John »
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Offline misty

Fears missing girl, 9, 'bundled into car by kidnappersí while playing hide-and-seek

A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl who has gone missing at a wedding in France may have been bundled into a car by kidnappers, police fear.

Officers fear a criminal act because sniffer dogs found Maelysí scent in the hall and out into the car park Ė but it ended there.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/641016/Missing-Girl-Maelys-De-Araujo-France-Isere-Kidnapping-Investigation-Hide-Seek-Wedding


Isn't that what happened with Madeleine McCann?  Scent trail ended at car park.

It's not looking good right now for this beautiful little girl. The best hope is that her disappearance is as a result of a custody dispute.
Possibly the scent trail was from her arrival at the wedding rather than departure. I read somewhere that the caretaker's house has been searched.

Offline misty

Update 14.32 today

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/search-continues-girl-9-who-11081244
Officers searching for a nine-year-old girl, who vanished at a family wedding, have found a hair clip and a balloon in a forest close to where she was last seen.

Police have are now hunting through caves, abandoned buildings and even rubbish bins in a desperate attempt to locate the girl.

Offline misty

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41109153   (50 mins ago)

A man has been detained by French police investigating the disappearance of a nine-year-old girl at a wedding party in the eastern region of IsŤre early on Sunday, reports say.
The 34-year-old was a wedding guest, the Dauphinť Libťrť newspaper quoted a prosecutor as saying.
He had previously given an inconsistent account of his whereabouts.
MaŽlys de Araujo was last seen at 03:00 (01:00 GMT) in a children's area at a hall in Pont-de-Beauvoisin.
The arrested man was known to police and his home was being searched, BFMTV reported.
MaŽlys had gone to the wedding with her parents and elder sister as well as other members of her family. The DJ raised the alarm when she was reported missing and the 180 guests tried to find her before police were called and a search began.
Local police, search and rescue teams, divers and cavers have been searching the heavily-wooded area but have so far failed to find a trace of her.
Sniffer dogs lost the scent from MaŽlys's cuddly toy in a car park outside the wedding venue, AFP reported, suggesting that she could have been taken away by car.
Police have interviewed many of the wedding guests as well as people who were attending two other events nearby.
The search was continuing in driving rain on Thursday but a policeman told French TV that the prospect of finding anything was becoming less and less likely.
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There is also a report in the Independent which says the detained man was not a wedding guest. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/maelys-de-araujo-mssing-girl-wedding-kidnapped-man-arrested-french-police-investigation-a7921636.html

Offline John

According to a recent French report, the 34-year-old man being held for questioning is a relative of the father of the child who has previous convictions for petty crime.  It seems he arrived late to the wedding party and left around the time the child disappeared.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2017, 01:25:48 PM by John »
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Offline Brietta

Detido segundo suspeito do desaparecimento de menina lusodescendente

01 DE SETEMBRO DE 2017
11:09
First suspect should also be detained for longer

Snip
A second suspect was implicated in the disappearance of the 9-year-old lusceptible girl in France. This Friday, the French court also increased the detention period of the first suspect in prison, a 34-year-old man who was at the wedding where MaŽlys de Araķjo was last seen.

Snip
According to Le Figaro , the second man in custody is also 34 years old. The first man arrested, who was arrested Thursday, is one of the groom's wedding guests.
Bourgoin-Jallieu prosecutor Dietlind Baudoin said on Thursday police were trying to clarify the whereabouts of the 34-year-old guest, who left the wedding festivities by the time the child disappeared.

Snip
The case is in the hands of the Grenoble investigations department, supported by the Tour-du-Pin brigade and the Pont-de-Beauvoisin territorial brigade.

According to a source from the Secretariat of State for the Communities, the case of MaŽlys de Araķjo, who is French-speaking and has only French nationality, is being accompanied by the Portuguese consulate in Lyon, who has already spoken with the family to offer the necessary support.
http://www.dn.pt/mundo/interior/detido-segundo-suspeito-do-desaparecimento-de-menina-lusodescendente-8741988.html?utm_source=Push&utm_medium=Web


I'm hoping for a custody dispute ... nothing that has been found so far indicates she has been harmed but the longer she is missing the worse I feel about it.
I hope she is found very soon.
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline John

I'm hoping for a custody dispute ... nothing that has been found so far indicates she has been harmed but the longer she is missing the worse I feel about it.
I hope she is found very soon.

It would be the least of two evils but the fact she disappeared from a private function held in a very public venue would appear to point to something more sinister.  Let's hope not though.
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Offline Mr Moderator

Latest:

23:42 - The inhabitants of the area want to find MaŽlys

Little MaŽly has disappeared for almost a week now. Since then, the gendarmerie has been actively seeking her. With it, the inhabitants of the region want above all to make themselves useful. "Thanks to the social networks, they will be more than 2000 to meet tomorrow Saturday to rake an area of ​​more kilometers in search of clues. The action is seen with a good eye by the authorities who intend to frame it. This shows especially the momentum of solidarity provoked by the disappearance of little MaŽlys, "says the journalist of Franceinfo Josselin Debraux.

22:07 - Disappearance of MaŽlys: the gendarmes want to make sure that nothing escaped them

Since Wednesday, reinforcements of gendarmes have arrived in Pont-de-Beauvoisin (IsŤre) to try to find the little MaŽlys disappeared in the night from Saturday to last Sunday. A hundred soldiers are mobilized, said Colonel Yves Marzin, commander of the gendarmerie group of IsŤre. Nautical means are also used to rake again the area around the area where the girl has disappeared. The search section of the air transport gendarmerie also engaged a drone to cross the area. "There are two objectives for us ... First, we must be certain that the first waves of sweeping (in the immediate vicinity of the place of disappearance, note) have been made exhaustively. have made it possible to carry out research in certain places to ensure that no detail has escaped the vigilance of the gendarmes, and then to be able to broaden this research (...) in the approaches a little further from Pont-de- Beauvoisin, "said Colonel Yves Marzin.

20:18 - Two men in custody are friends

According to information from Franceinfo, the two men placed in custody since Thursday for one and this morning for the other know each other and are even friends. They were both present on the evening of the 26th of August, in the neighborhood of the Salle des FÍtes at Pont-de-Beauvoisin, in Isere, where a marriage took place. While small MaŽlys is still untraceable, a judicial inquiry for "abduction" has been opened since Monday. The two men, aged 34, were placed in police custody because the prosecutor wants to "confront their statements". "At this stage, investigations and field research to find MaŽlys are continuing and no trail can yet be privileged or dismissed," added the magistrate.

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Offline Brietta

Two suspects freed after French girl Maelys de Araujo disappears from wedding in French Alps
SEPTEMBER 3, 20172:46AM

Volunteers split into groups to search the forest where nine-year-old Maelys de Araujo disappeared. Picture: AFP/Philippe DesmazesSource:AFP

A FRENCH prosecutor has opened a formal kidnapping investigation in the disappearance of a nine-year-old girl who went missing from a wedding celebration in the Alps last weekend.

Maelys de Araujo was last seen in the early hours of Sunday at a community hall where the wedding was held in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, a village 50 kilometres north of Grenoble.

Grenoble deputy prosecutor Laurent Becuywe said on Saturday that no leads would be cast aside in the investigation, including the possibility that the girl was a victim of an accident.

Two men, both 34, were released without charges on Friday night after being questioned, he said. They were detained on Thursday and Friday.

Investigators sought explanation from the men on ďsome elements,Ē he said. ďAs things stand, it was decided these elements were not enough to justify chargesĒ. He declined to elaborate.

Mr Becuywe said police have questioned more than 200 potential witnesses and carried out about 40 house searches in recent days.

ďThe absolute priority is to find the young MaelysĒ, he added.

Until Saturday, the girlís disappearance was subject to a preliminary investigation. The formal investigation has two judges assigned to the case.

Scores of police, search and rescue teams, divers and cavers have spent the week trawling through the heavily wooded area for signs of her.

On Saturday morning, more than 1200 people were expected to participate in a ďcitizensí searchĒ for signs of the girlís whereabouts, a private initiative organised via social media networks, and co-ordinated by about 15 gendarmes.

A first group of about 400 volunteers braved heavy rain to gather at a parking lot at the local high school at 8am local time, before donning yellow safety vests and splitting up into groups to search the surrounding forest.
ďWeíre here for her, to find her,Ē said a person close to Maelysís family who was taking part. ďWeíre still hoping to find her safe and sound.Ē

ďItís really horrible ... we cannot remain indifferent. We have come here for a family facing a shameful situation,Ē said Frederic, a volunteer who had come with his wife to help trace the girl.

The volunteer teams were expected to relay each other throughout the day, and a hotline has been set up to signal any clues, though police underscored that the areas had already been examined.

Police have interviewed about 250 people since Sunday, including most of the 180 guests at the wedding, as well as several others who attended parties held the same night at a nearby bar and church hall.
Police also requisitioned photos and videos taken by wedding guests to look for any unusual activity.

Sniffer dogs lost the scent from Maelysís cuddly toy in a car park outside the venue, raising fears she was kidnapped and whisked away by car.

ďWeíre getting farther and farther away from the site of the disappearance,Ē a source close to the inquiry told AFP.

ďWe still think that she was probably taken away in a vehicle.Ē
Police chief Yves Marzin said authorities are also examining photos and videos taken that day, as well as all calls to the area.
ďIt is like looking for a needle in a haystack, extremely tedious work but important,Ē he said.
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/two-suspects-freed-after-french-girl-maelys-de-araujo-disappears-from-wedding-in-french-alps/news-story/46a6f885686c0cb5832f69721ad4aa5e
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"

Offline John

It doesn't look good at all given the passage of time.  I wonder if there is any history to this girls unexplained disappearance, family disputes etc?

Was this entirely out of character or had she wandered off previously for example? 

The fact that it occurred at 3am is undoubtedely extremely worrying.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2017, 09:38:36 PM by John »
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Offline Brietta

It doesn't look good at all given the passage of time.  I wonder if there is any history to this girls unexplained disappearance, family disputes etc?

Was this entirely out of character or had she wandered off previously for example? 

The fact that it occurred at 3am is undoubtedely extremely worrying.

It is horrible, John.  If her disappearance is as a result of a family dispute I'm sure the police will be on to that. I just hope they find her soon.
The remit of Operation Grange is to investigate ...  "(as if the abduction occurred in the UK)"