France's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Euro wide hunt for teen girl and 'suicidal' prof

Share this article

Euro wide hunt for teen girl and 'suicidal' prof
Police across Europre are involved in the hunt for suicidal teacher and teen French girl
12:01 CEST+02:00
Police across Europe are trying to track down a 15-year-old French girl who disappeared a week ago with her guitar teacher, a much older family friend thought to be in a suicidal state.

Police across Europe are trying to track down a 15-year-old French girl who disappeared a week ago with her guitar teacher, a much older family friend thought to be in a suicidal state.

Laureelen Wavelet, 15, has not been seen since she left her school in the northern city of Lens on April 10 in the company of Christophe Lamarre, 48.

A childhood friend of the girl's father who has reportedly struggled with heroin addiction, Lamarre quit his job suddenly two days earlier.

The father, Sylvain Wavelet, has told French media he received a letter from Lamarre on Saturday in which he said he planned to take Laureelen to Amsterdam and that, after his money ran out, he planned to kill himself.

The father has also received a number of messages from his daughter's Facebook page, but is not sure whether they are being written by her or by Lamarre.

French police have opened a criminal investigation for abduction of a minor and a European arrest warrant has been issued for Lamarre.

 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

A full-time job shouldn't stop you from satisfying your wanderlust. The Local spoke to Travel After 5 blogger Alline Waldhelm to find out her tips and tricks for travellers who only have 25 days of annual leave.