His body had not been found for over 13 years. This Tuesday, January 4, the car and bones belonging to a young man of 20 were found in Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence). This discovery undoubtedly comes to close a disappearance which had never been announced.

According to a source close to the investigation, the wreckage of a white Peugeot 205 and the bones were discovered by chance by a walker looking for a shortcut. This source indicated that the vehicle was in a difficult-to-access ravine, 20 meters below a hairpin bend located at the entrance to the village of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon.

The results of the analysis of the bones will not be known for a few months, but investigators believe that they are probably those of the owner of the car, especially as a letter from an employer to the young man was found at the inside.

Surprisingly, the vehicle has never been reported as stolen and its owner himself has never been missing, a judicial source told La Provence newspaper. Only his uncle had published a notice on the site www.personnedisparue.com.

The young man, an orphan, had no fixed address

The young man, aged 20, had disappeared in 2008. He was living at the time with his uncle and aunt in Pourrières, in the Var, and he was not known to the courts, according to corroborating sources. “Orphan, the young boy wandered easily between several members of his family and obviously had no fixed address,” said the source close to the investigation.

“At the time, the procedures for the disappearance of adults, or at least of adults, were not necessarily always followed”, noted the same source, adding: “Contacted recently, the family did not mention any suicidal tendency and confirmed that no action had been taken at the time with the authorities and the police “. An investigation was opened by the Digne-les-Bains prosecutor’s office to determine the causes of death.

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Lara T.
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