Guillaume Dominguez / Photo credit: Screenshot X Gendarmerie de l'Isère 10:25 a.m., December 02, 2023In Isère, the bodies of two people were found burned in their home in Châteauvilain, where they lived with their 15-year-old son Valentin. Since then, the teenager has been actively sought and an appeal for witnesses has been launched. A judicial investigation for murder and destruction by fire has also been opened.
In Isère, residents of the small village of Châteauvilain are still shocked after the discovery on Monday of two charred bodies in a house in which a couple lived and their son, Valentin, who is currently missing. An appeal for witnesses has been launched in an attempt to locate the 15-year-old.
Valentin has been missing since Monday, when the two bodies were found almost completely charred amid the ashes of the family home. According to the first elements of the investigation, the two remains are those of the teenager's parents. They were reportedly shot in the chest and head before their house caught fire. For the moment, investigators do not have more information about the circumstances of their deaths, nor about the disappearance of the young man.
Father's car found in a neighbouring department
Among the disturbing elements, the father's car was found empty in a nearby department and CCTV footage taken after the house fire shows a young man driving the vehicle. But at the moment, it is impossible to identify him.
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An appeal for witnesses has been launched by the gendarmerie to try to find the 15-year-old teenager. He is very actively sought and could be in the north of Isère or in the Drôme, the Grenoble prosecutor in charge of the case said in a statement. A judicial investigation for murder and destruction by fire has also been opened.
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