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Isabelle, a French hiker missing since late September, found dead in Spain

2023-10-03T16:41:50.594Z

Highlights: Isabelle Leroy, 50, has been missing since September 24. Her body was found in a parking lot near the Spanish border. It is not known whether her death was caused by a car crash or by natural causes. She was described as "a princess full of life" by her friends and family who had been trying to find her for several days. For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or click here for details.


The fifty-year-old had left Aveyron towards the Spanish border for mountain hiking. But his relatives were


His family had appealed for witnesses on Monday. Spanish police discovered on Tuesday the body of Isabelle, a 50-year-old Aveyronnaise, missing since September 24 while she went hiking in the Spanish Pyrenees.

This Tuesday morning, his car was discovered by the Spaniards in a parking lot in Nerin, a common starting point for hikes in Mont Perdu. The Guardia Civile then ordered an overflight of the area by helicopter, with the help of the French high mountain gendarmes (PGHM), reports France 3. This is how the remains of the fifty-year-old woman were discovered. It is not known whether his death was criminal or accidental. According to La Dépêche du Midi, an investigation has been opened to determine the circumstances of the tragedy.

"She was super tired"

This march in the Spanish massif Monte Perdido, Isabelle Leroy had planned it for several days. She had rejoiced at her arrival, near the border with a friend, photo in support. "According to her family and close friends, she would have left alone but it is not impossible that she is accompanied," detailed Monday his nephew in the call for witnesses launched on Facebook.

According to one of her friends, to whom the sportswoman had shared the itinerary of her hike on September 24 and gave some news at the same time, "Isa" had arrived in the Spanish Pyrenees on the evening of September 24. "She was very tired" and "well alone," notes on social networks this friend. To this girlfriend who had been trying to reach her since, Isabelle Leroy had not given any more news.

"A princess full of vitality"

The fifty-year-old is described as "very sporty", a fan of via ferrata, running, hiking or canoeing, a sport she practiced regularly since she ran a canoe base in the Aveyron.

His relatives had begun to contact the points frequented by tourists in this area, mountain huts and planned to soon contact hospitals to locate "Isa". Those who knew her describe on social networks as "a princess full of life", "full of vitality and kindness".

Source: leparis

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