Status: 27/09/2023, 06:31 a.m.
By: Robin Dittrich
In a small town in Alsace, a 15-year-old girl disappears without a trace. Almost 400 volunteers are now searching for the missing person.
Saint-Blaise-la-Roche – There was a lot of attention in the French media on Tuesday (26 September) for the search for a 15-year-old. The teenager Lina had already disappeared on Saturday on a three-kilometer footpath.
Over 300 volunteers search for missing 15-year-old Lina in Alsace
Under the guidance of the police and forestry officers, the search operation took place. It is suspected that the 15-year-old was traveling in the direction of the train station of Saint-Blaise-la-Roche, but never arrived there. Her boyfriend, with whom she had arranged to meet in Strasbourg, called the police when she did not arrive there as agreed. At first, it was unclear where the teenager had disappeared, but later the police found out that she never boarded the train.
Nearly 400 volunteers took part in the search for a missing 15-year-old girl in France. © Patrick Hertzog/dpa
The police searched for the missing woman with a helicopter, dogs and drones. The search led through wooded areas along a district road and a cycle path, which the 15-year-old must have passed through on her way to the train station. Nearly 400 volunteers who assisted the police in their search were instructed to scour the site at a distance of two meters from each other for items of clothing, a handbag, a mobile phone or traces of blood.
Missing 15-year-old sends last sign of life to her boyfriend
Already on Monday, the search for the missing 15-year-old began on the outskirts of Saint-Blaise-la-Roche. In the second search on Tuesday, the 380 volunteers searched between 8 a.m. and 13 p.m. local time. "We didn't go to work today to participate in the search. We are all parents and affected by this disappearance," said the employee of a construction company who helped with the search.
- The call for witnesses to the missing 15-year-old in Saint-Blaise-la-Roche:
- Name: Lina
- Height: 1.60 meters
- Weight: 49 kg
- Hair: Blonde, shoulder-length
- Clothing: Grey dress, white down jacket, white Converse shoes
- Place: Saint-Blaise-la-Roche
The first, as well as the second attempt to find the girl, were unsuccessful: The 15-year-old is still considered missing. There are also no further indications to date. The teenager sent her last sign of life as a message to her boyfriend as she set off.
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Fancy a voyage of discovery?
At a press conference, prosecutor Aline Clérot spoke a few words. Accordingly, two witnesses saw the missing woman on Saturday morning on the way to the train station. The next step will be to examine the ponds along the route. (RD with dpa)