A 36-year-old man, hospitalized in an intensive care unit with a vital prognosis, has figured since this weekend as a potential suspect in the disappearance of Héléna Cluyou, this student in her twenties who no longer has given signs of life since Sunday January 29 in Brest (Finistère).
“Indications suggest that this person was involved in the facts of disappearance without it being possible to say precisely in what way, with whom and in what circumstances”, declared this Sunday evening February 5 Camille Miansoni, prosecutor of the Republic of Brest, during a press conference which took place after the publication of elements revealed by Le Télégramme.
This man with no criminal record, employed in the restaurant business and only known to the police for petty crime, reportedly tried to end his life for the first time on Friday after alerting his brother and sister-in-law.
With his brother, he evokes "a stupidity", "an accident"
Domiciled in the region of Tours (Indre-et-Loire), the latter then went urgently to Brest to try to rescue him.
In an "almost dying" state, the man would have first confided that he had just committed "some stupidity" and that it was only "an accident".
Encouraged by his brother to say more, he would have replied, still according to the explanations of the public prosecutor: "You just have to see what everyone has been talking about in Brest for five days".
Reported Saturday morning to the investigators of the PJ of Brest, this element, as tenuous as it is, made it possible to establish a link with the disappearance of Héléna Cluyou.
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The police then go to the bedside of this man hospitalized the day before following his first suicide attempt and discover him with a plastic bag on his head.
"He had repeated the suicide attempt," said the prosecutor.
Faced with the impossibility of questioning this possible suspect, two people around him were placed in police custody and then released.
Among the "technical elements" highlighted on Saturday and Sunday, the suspect's car was found burned in the Pontanézen district, a well-known platform for drug trafficking in Brest.
The fire reportedly took place on Thursday.
Could its owner have sought to eliminate any traces of the missing woman?
For the moment, no concrete element to support the facts
“The case is far from being elucidated, warns Camille Miansoni.
We hope that the hospitalized person comes out of his state so that he can be heard, this is an important element in order to establish the scenario of the events as precise as possible.
In the meantime, we must keep a certain distance before we can draw any conclusions.
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If it cannot be totally excluded, the scenario of an accidental collision with Héléna Cluyou in the streets of Brest, followed by an abduction, kidnapping or concealment of her body, would not be substantiated to date. by any particular element.
The investigations are particularly hampered by the low number of CCTV cameras in the city.
So far only this image of Héléna remains, filmed at 6:42 a.m. this Sunday, January 29.
Slender silhouette, wrapped in a black coat, the young woman appears in the field of a camera installed at the level of a tram stop, crossroads of Prat Ledan, overhanging the naval base.
His phone is off, probably out of battery.
She is alone and walks back from an evening spent in a nightclub with friends in the Recouvrance district.
Her grandmother's home where she lives is only a kilometer away.
The track of this student nurse who was about to celebrate her 21st birthday three days later is then lost in the night.