A second suspect is charged with murder

Hopes of finding alive a young couple who disappeared in Deux-Sèvres three months ago were almost extinguished on Friday evening with the charge of “murder” against a second suspect, the Poitiers prosecutor’s office announced, a day after the first was jailed.

The 22-year-old suspect is also being prosecuted for “changing the list of a crime to prevent the disclosure of the truth” and “kidnapping and kidnapping,” writes Cyril Lacombe, the public prosecutor in Poitiers, in a press release.

Leslie Hoorelbeke, 22, and Kevin Trompat, 21, gave no sign of living in Prahek, a town of 2,000 near Niort, from the night of November 25 to 26. The dog belonging to the young woman is also mysterious.

It was the first time Justice officially raised the trail of a massacre, but their bodies were never found by investigators.

The second suspect, arrested in La Rochelle on Wednesday, is from the town of Puyravault in Charente-Maritime, less than an hour’s drive from Prague.

It was there that items belonging to the missing couple, including the young woman’s hairbrush and her companion’s road safety certificate, were found in a clothing recycling container on December 8.

Two suspects in one place

According to Le Courrier de l’Ouest, this person’s phone was “limited” to the same locations, at the same time as a first suspect, on the night of the disappearance.

The latter was charged with “kidnapping and forcible imprisonment” on Thursday and remanded in pre-trial detention.

And the 22-year-old was arrested in Vendee on Tuesday.

A mutual friend of Leslie and Kevin, he was hosting them at his home in Prague the night they disappeared.

He then took part in the first beat organized by the family of Kevin Trambaut in the countryside of Nordais and spoke to journalists about the evening of his disappearance.

“Kevin still had the keys to my house. Me, I lived at home a lot, I live in a truck. They came around 5:30pm and we saw each other. They had potatoes and we laughed together. Then I went to a techno party with my brother,” he said at the time, adding that he did not believe the pair had voluntarily disappeared.

His mother vowed his innocence, telling the press that her son had attended a rave party in La Creche, about fifteen kilometers to the north, on Friday evening and had not returned. Sunday.

Problem: A record of the young man’s phone calls showed that he returned to visit his friends in the village in the evening and exchanged messages with Leslie Hurlback late into the night.


According to the Poitiers prosecutor, the third man, who has been in police custody since Thursday, “will be presented to an investigating magistrate on Saturday”.

The 23-year-old man is “linked” to the first accused, according to the Poitiers prosecutor’s office.

From a source close to the investigation, the couple’s disappearance may be partly connected to drug trafficking involving some of the protagonists of the case.

The families of the disappeared are quick to reject the hypothesis of voluntary disappearances.

During a search in Prague on January 5, Kevin Trambaut’s mother-in-law told reporters that he “had almost 10,000 euros” on the evening of his disappearance. A car”.

On Friday, Leslie’s father and mother-in-law launched an online kitty to fund the expenses of their new lawyer, Me Mourad Pathik.

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