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A week of research and no leads: what we know about the disappearance of Héléna in Brest


The 21-year-old student nurse has not given any sign of life since leaving a Brest nightclub on the night of January 28 to 29.

She has not given any sign of life for a week, and the investigators have no leads to explain her volatilization.

In Brest, there is great concern after the disappearance of Héléna, a 21-year-old student whose relatives have not heard from since the night of Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 January.

Despite advanced research for several days, mystery reigns around the case, considered very worrying.

Disappeared after a night out

A 21-year-old student nurse "without apparent particularity", Héléna Cluyou (and not Eléna as indicated by the police in her description) has not given any sign of life since Sunday morning, when she left the One Club, a nightclub at the port. from Brest.

It was his family who gave the alert on Sunday evening.

According to Le Figaro, which retraced her journey before her disappearance, Héléna left the nightclub alone, after charging her phone on the spot.

Around 6 a.m., she borrowed a phone to call a friend via Instagram, who didn't answer.

She then set off, on foot, on her way back to her grandparents' house, which is her home, as shown in a CCTV image taken at 6:42 a.m.

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A tracker dog mobilized by the investigators followed an olfactory trail, up to the level of a roundabout in the city, near the place where it was filmed.

Impossible to say what happened to the young woman afterwards.

Measuring 1.65 m, brown hair and brown / green eyes, the young woman is described in a call for witnesses released Monday morning as "thin build" and dressed in a black coat.

days of research

The judicial police were seized of the investigation as soon as the alert was launched, the disappearance being very quickly considered worrying.

“There was no reason for her not to go home and not answer her friends anymore.

It did not seem consistent with what her friends were saying about her, ”explained the public prosecutor of Brest Camille Miansoni last Thursday.

The 18 investigators of the PJ of Brest were mobilized on the investigation, with the support of the regional direction of the PJ of Rennes, the police officers of the police station of Brest and the maritime gendarmerie for the searches at sea. fully mobilized day and night.

We are trying to find out what happened, ”said a police source.

Since Sunday, investigators have collected and cross-checked testimonies, used images and telephone elements, conducted field investigations with dog teams and explored steep areas using a drone, detailed the prosecutor.

Relatives also posted photos of the young woman in shops in the city.

All avenues considered

"Despite the means, despite the work" of the investigators, the reasons for Héléna's disappearance remain "still a mystery", noted prosecutor Camille Miansoni on Thursday.

“At this stage, no track is privileged.


All avenues remain open and none seem to emerge decisively in this investigation, ”added the magistrate.

The prosecutor clarified that he had no element suggesting a kidnapping, but that it was “not excluded”.

“His personal family situation is also part of the investigation,” he added, according to Le Télégramme.

This Saturday, we were still without news of the young woman.

Witnesses are invited to contact the PJ service in Brest-Quimper at, or the central police station in Brest at

Source: leparis

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