All week long, research had been undertaken, particularly in the area where the body of the young adolescent was found. More than 40 soldiers and gendarmerie investigators had been engaged in this research.
In a press release, the Prosecutor’s Office specifies that on Friday early in the afternoon, a dog capable of working on odorology for up to 7 days, marked on a path leading to the summit of Charance. Rotations in helicopters made it possible to discover, around 2:30 p.m., a lifeless body, below the cliff of Charance under the peak and the cross.
Also according to the prosecutor, the adolescent would have died.
Last weekend, the police called for witnesses to try to locate the teenager, whose disappearance was considered to be worrying.
Monday morning, a hundred volunteers and municipal agents participated in a search in the steep area of Charance, supervised by police and 35 soldiers from the 4th regiment of hunters of Gap. “The goal is to be sure and to be able to tell parents that it is not in this area, said Commissioner Joel-Patrick Terry, departmental director of public security in the Hautes-Alpes.
The battering methodically covered the area, one person positioned every ten meters. “We know the family and we know Gael personally, explained a volunteer, you couldn’t imagine not being there today “.
“The difficulty is the perimeter we have to cover, said Commissioner Joel-Patrick Terry. We start from the epicenter because Gael lives nearby and from there, we will broaden our research. “
“Two elements are worrisome, firstly because he already had a previous fugue and that he had said that he would start again and on the other hand, there is nevertheless in the adolescent a fragile psychological which worries us a little bit, that’s why very quickly big resources were committed“, indicated Florent Crouhy.