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Disappearance of Sihem: the suspect placed in police custody was to be tried tomorrow before an assize court


The 18-year-old young woman has still not been found for a week. A man close to him was arrested on Tuesday.

On January 25, an 18-year-old young woman, Sihem Belouahmia, mysteriously disappeared.

She was last seen in La Grand Combe, a town located in the north of Gard.

She was reportedly abducted while visiting her grandmother, who lives a few blocks from her father's home.

“They were very close and Sihem often went to see her

,” reports

Le Figaro

Me Mourad Battikh, the lawyer for the family of the disappeared.

Shortly after, an investigation was opened for "disturbing disappearance", before the public prosecutor of Alès François Schneider decided to reclassify the facts as "kidnapping and kidnapping".

Read alsoGard: a call for witnesses launched after the worrying disappearance of the young Sihem

If the young woman has still not been found, a man has been placed in police custody, tells us Me Mourad Battikh, confirming information from the



The facts being of a criminal nature, the police custody could last up to 96 hours.

It would be a relative of the victim who would not be “

not from his blood family but from his family by marriage

”, specifies the criminal lawyer.

A search is said to be underway at his home.

An individual already known to justice

The man would already be known to justice: Wednesday, February 1, he would be expected at the Assize Court of Gard to answer for certain facts in the context of another case, reports

Le Figaro

a judicial source.

He was free until then and it is in this context that he would have participated in this kidnapping

”, continues this same source.

For six days now, her parents have had no news from Sihem.

They are desperate and simply want to see their daughter alive again

,” assures Me Battikh.

For six days now, her parents have had no news from Sihem.

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The local gendarmerie had launched an appeal for witnesses at the beginning of the week, indicating that the young Sihem is 1.69 m tall, that she has brown eyes and sports "

straight brown hair with a length of up to the middle of the back


She would be dressed in a brown wool sweater, black colored pants and light sneakers.

Source: lefigaro

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