Mélina Facchin (correspondent in the Bas-Rhin) / Photo credits: NICOLAS GUYONNET / HANS LUCAS / HANS LUCAS VIA AFP 09:50 am, September 26, 2023

A 15-year-old girl, Lina, disappeared Saturday near Saint-Blaise-la-Roche (Bas-Rhin). On Monday, a hundred people participated in a beating in the commune. A new beating is organized this Tuesday to try to find the girl.

A 15-year-old girl, Lina, disappeared Saturday near Saint-Blaise-la-Roche (Bas-Rhin), announced Monday the prosecutor's office of Saverne which has opened an investigation for "disturbing disappearance". The girl had to walk from her home to the station of Saint-Blaise-la-Roche, three kilometers away, in order to reach Strasbourg and find a friend who, not seeing her arrive, gave the alert.

Very moved, Lina's mother said: "I want to find my daughter. I want her to be close to me. As for all mothers, it is difficult, it is a torture to no longer have your child close to you. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. It's a great pain."

"We all hope"

In the region, Lina's disappearance shakes the inhabitants. On Monday, a hundred people mobilized to try to find Lina, in vain. This Tuesday, the volunteers made an appointment for a new beating. The surroundings of the Saint-Blaise-la-Roche station will be combed through. The station, cutting through a forest, is located one kilometer from the girl's home. Lina may have made this journey.

This path was searched Monday by his neighbors and friends. "It's a small road like so many here. It's mountainous here and there are a lot of villages, streams and animals," says Evan, a friend of Lina's.

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The area is uneven and therefore complicated to rake even for dog teams and helicopters. Audrey, a friend of Lina's mother, intends to participate in the beating organized on Tuesday: "We show the family that we are here and that they are not alone. We do our best and we provide as much help as possible. When we do this kind of beating, we are always torn between the hope of finding something or not. We all hope."

At this stage, no track is preferred. Only the fugue seems a little less plausible since Lina has never run away, which makes her disappearance even more worrying.