A very sad ending. Friday March 3 and Saturday March 4, 2023, two bodies likely to belong to Leslie Hoorelbeke and Kévin Trompat were discovered in Charente-Maritime. Respectively aged 22 and 21, the latter had vanished on the night of November 25 to 26, 2022 after an evening with friends in Prahecq, in Deux-Sèvres. The investigation had stalled for several months, before accelerating at the end of February with the arrests of several suspects, Tom Trouillet, Nathan Badji, and Enzo C.
If the bodies discovered in Virson (New Aquitaine), near Puyravault, are probably those of Leslie and Kévin, a missing person is missing. The evening of their disappearance, the two Deux-Sévriens were indeed with their dog, Onyx, who also has not given any sign of life since November 26. However, according to Sud Ouest, no dog remains were found buried with the bodies. Many calls for witnesses have been broadcast as a result, in the hope of finding what could be the only survivor of that fateful night. As a reminder, Onyx is a white and light brown staff cross described as “difficult” by Leslie’s father, Patrick Hoorelbeke, and his partner, Émilie Cardré. “At home, Onyx was a difficult dog with the neighbors. We had to put an anti-bark collar on him,” said the latter.
Three suspects charged
At the same time, Tom Trouillet, 22, Nathan Badji, 22 and Enzo C, 23, were all three indicted, the first for “kidnapping and forcible confinement”, the others for “murders”. Badji, whose mobile phone was limited in the same areas as that of Tom Trouillet the evening of the disappearance of Leslie and Kévin, is particularly suspected of having hidden the bodies after the assassinations. For now, however, the three suspects are still presumed innocent.
Leslie Hoorelbeke and her dog, Onyx © DR