The 17-year-old jogger, whose mysterious disappearance two weeks ago had mobilized up to 200 soldiers in Mayenne, had spent the night at her grandmother’s home, the public prosecutor of France told AFP on Friday. Laval.
The young girl slept at her grandmother’s home, in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, near the restaurant where she had reappeared 24 hours after her disappearance, Céline Maigné said, confirming information from BFMTV. Ms. Maigné did not specify whether the grandmother was also at home during the night.
The teenager had disappeared Monday, November 8 after leaving her home around 4:00 p.m. in Saint-Brice (Mayenne), a rural town of 530 inhabitants, to jog, an activity that was usual for her. Having gone in search of her, her father had discovered on the side of the road some of his daughter’s personal belongings, which had been abandoned.
The disappearance of the young girl had been reported the same evening at 6:40 p.m. to the gendarmerie by her parents. She reappeared safe and sound the next day around 8:00 p.m. in a fast food restaurant in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, about 10 km from the place of her disappearance.
An open investigation
Heard by investigators after a brief hospitalization, the young jogger finally admitted to having lied and to having run away on foot to Sablé-sur-Sarthe, for a reason still unknown, then invented a kidnapping scenario.
An investigation for kidnapping and forcible confinement had been opened. She declared herself “sorry to have caused such an important mobilization”, and “will be the subject of a procedure for denunciation of imaginary infringement”, Céline Maigné had specified a week ago.
At first, the jogger had told the gendarmes the story of a “kidnapping by two young men hitting her and taking her in a green van to a house from where she would have managed to escape by hitting one of them. of them, remained alone “, she had specified.
She also admitted that the injuries she presented were “of accidental origin” and that she “would have notably cut her T-shirt with a pair of scissors”, according to the prosecutor.