Missing family near Nantes. What we Know

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What we know of the missing family of Nantes

The disappearance of a couple and two children 18 and 21 years, since February 17th, from this residential area of ​​Orvault, near Nantes. The family had, it seems, not woven many relationships with local residents.

A family of four Orvault, north of Nantes, mysteriously disappeared  from their home where traces of blood were discovered, causing concern about a possible tragedy in this family. The four people – parents and two children, a boy aged 21 and a girl aged 18 – have not been heard from since 17th February.

Who are the missing?

This is a family of four, two parents and two children. The father is 49 years old and worked for over 10 years in an SME specializing in the manufacture of illuminated sign, Orvault. Mother works it in a tax office in Nantes. Aged 21 and 18, the son and daughter are students in the Maine-et-Loire and Vendée. Depending on the neighborhood, this is a family “without stories, discreet or even remote” .  The family has lived for ten years in a house in a residential area of Orvault, about ten kilometers north of Nantes.

How has their disappearance was discovered?

The four have not been heard from since 17 February. Concerned unusual silence, the sister of the mother, a native of Finistère, alerted investigators Thursday. Policemen immediately went to the home of the missing. “I called and I fell directly on his mail” , also said Bertrand Ploquin, the CEO of the company in which the father works.

What the police found?

The investigators thoroughly searched the garden and the pavilion of a floor. They found there include “a cell phone with traces of blood” , the prosecutor said. >Other traces of blood were also found in a room of the house. These traces “make us think that there has been a scene of violence without having to detail at this stage of the investigation” , he stressed. “These bloodstains worry us, there is an assumption of violence” , he insisted. “It is not possible at this stage to accurately determine the course of events, investigators from the judicial police holding all possibilities” , said the prosecutor of Nantes.

Where is the investigation?

Investigations are ongoing in different parts of the national territory “  are complemented by an operating working all traces and evidence gathered in the house  “ , explained seines, the prosecutor. An investigation was opened in the framework of “voluntary homicide, kidnapping” .  Samples were made by investigators and two vehicles of the couple were placed under seal.

Seals were also posed by investigators on shutters, the entrance door on the garage door on the ground floor, on the portal and on the mailbox flag. The son of the vehicle was not parked in front of the pavilion, has still not been found. Searches were also conducted in the housing two children. Hearings of relatives and family relations were conducted on Saturday and there emerges no draft from the family.

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