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Death of Emile Soleil: clothes, bites... The prosecutor brings new elements

During a press conference organized this Tuesday, the prosecutor of the Republic of Aix-en-Provence gave new elements concerning the death of little Emile and the bones found.

This Tuesday, April 2, the prosecutor of the Republic of Aix-en-Provence, Jean-Luc Blachon held a press conference to give information about the situation. Details on the progress of the investigation and the clues discovered over the last 72 hours, since the discovery of the bones of the little Emile. 

Some of little Emile's clothes found

"À approximately 150 meters from the site of the discovery of the skull, were discovered. discovered yesterday (Monday), below the path, certain clothes that Emile was wearing on the day of his disappearance: a t-shirt, his shoes, and pants. No other effects, no other bones were found. found. The clothes have been carefully selected. transported to l'IRCGN for analyses. We do not have partial results of the analyses" indicated&eac; the public prosecutor.

"Small post-mortem cracks and fractures" on the skull

"The first analyzes of the skull revealed small cracks and small post-mortem fractures. No antemortem trauma was reported. observed. The skull shows bite marks probably caused by animals. A maxilla is missing. The appearance of the bones and the deposits allows us to affirm that they were not part of the body. buried, but exposed to the elements for a long time. Analyzes are continuing to determine whether they may have encountered different biotopes. His bones alone do not allow us to say what was the cause of Emile Soleil's death. continues Jean-Luc Blachon.

"The investigation will continue with the same intensity. The excavations are not finished. They will probably continue tomorrow. Between the child's fall, manslaughter and murder, we still cannot favor one hypothesis. I don't know it's not satisfactory. he concludes. The bones, have been  discovered on March 30, 2024 between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on a path that a walker remembers having taken. oacute; a month before. She was able to precisely indicate its location to the investigators: the skull was placed in front of her. On the ground. "This is in summeré of a very vegetated area" indicates the public prosecutor. A place that can be reached in approximately 25 minutes on foot from the bottom of the village. 

Long and complex research

Since Monday, the Gendarmerie has ensured that "the best experts" are working on the investigations. Anthropologists, drone pilots, 3D analysts… All means are put in place to try to advance the investigation. On Monday, around a hundred investigators and search dogs were already there. mobilized in Haut-Vernet to uncover the truth on the discovery of the bones of little Emile. The unfavorable weather of recent days greatly complicates the task of experts, particularly when it is necessary to use drones specifies the spokesperson for the Gendarmerie, Marie-Laure Pezant: "We will favor a more favorable weather window, but çd'will not stop'going into the field" she specifies. 

Colonel Pierre-Yves Bardy was unable to give more details regarding the duration of the research in the face of the press, this Monday, April 1st. "They will last as long as they are needed. There is no time limit on investigations. As long as investigators need to work in a secure environment, the area will be prohibited. This Monday on BFMTV, the former director of the ;#39;criminal research institute of the national gendarmerie (IRCGN) François Daoust indicated that the fact of not having foundé that Emile's skull would lead to “much longer and more complex research”.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116