Émile Soleil disappeared on July 8, 2023 around 5 p.m. during a vacation stay with his grandparents in Haut-Vernet (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) “Between the child's fall, manslaughter and murder, we still cannot favor one hypothesis over another,” summarized Jean-Luc Blachon, the Aix-en-ProVENce prosecutor, during his very first press conference on this affair which terrifies France.