The shadow of the Grégory affair on the disappearance of little Émile: from Lépanges to Haut-Vernet. The heartbreaks of the Villemin and Laroche families, the still unsolved mystery of this boy who died tied up in Vologne, his crows, an investigation with multiple twists and turns haunt our collective imagination.

On July 8, when Émile disappeared just a few meters from his grandparents' home in a hamlet in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the widely broadcast images of the house of Christine and Jean-Marie Villemine imposed themselves in our minds subliminally.