Abduction of Eya: the track of a departure in Tunisia or privileged Sweden – France
“The elements in our possession suggest that the father, his accomplice and the child are now abroad,” said Grenoble prosecutor Éric Vaillant in a press release at the end of the morning. “The possible countries of destination are obviously Sweden and Tunisia,” he added, these two countries corresponding to the dual nationality of the father, aged 53.
Earlier in the morning, the prosecution, which will open a judicial investigation “in order to obtain the issuance of arrest warrants”, had lifted the kidnapping alert triggered Thursday evening. “The kidnapping alert has been terminated, but the investigation is obviously continuing, as Eya has not yet been found. The judicial police received around 70 messages, some of which are still being processed,” explained the prosecutor.
“The European police services and the French liaison magistrates stationed in the countries to which the father is likely to go are on alert,” said the prosecution.
The 10-year-old girl was kidnapped Thursday around 8:15 a.m. while she was walking with her mother in the street to get to her school in Fontaine, in the suburbs of Grenoble, where she is educated in CM2.
According to the prosecution, the father “and a hooded accomplice” “gassed the little girl’s mother with tear gas” before seizing Eya.
The 33-year-old mother told Dauphiné Libéré on Thursday that they were suddenly blocked by a vehicle, inside which she said she recognized the father of the child. As the driver sprayed her with tear gas, her “ex-husband grabbed (the child) by the hair and forced her into the back seat with him,” she said. saying they fear he will take her abroad.
The photo of the girl and the father as well as her identity had been broadcast with the kidnapping alert. The registration of the Peugeot 306 at the wheel of which he is likely to circulate, too.
The child, born in Tunisia where the mother had gone to study and married in 2012, has dual Franco-Tunisian nationality. The mother returned to France with her daughter in 2017, according to local press.
This Friday morning, a listening cell was set up by the rectorate within the Jules Ferry school (200 students), where Eya had been educated since the large section. “It is made up of nurses and a psychologist from National Education. It is intended for the whole of the educational community, but the pupils of the class of Eya are specifically affected”, indicated the rectorate, specifying that this device would be maintained as long as necessary.
The mayor of Fontaine also visited the school this Friday morning.
Eya’s mother “literally spent her days in her car in front of the school, to make sure that he would not come to pick up her daughter”, also declared in a testimony to France Bleu Isère one of her colleagues.
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