what we really know about their disappearance

what we really know about their disappearance

CASE LESLIE KEVIN. It’s been two months since Leslie and her boyfriend Kevin disappeared. As the investigation drags on, what do we know so far about their disappearance?

The Leslie and Kevin case does not move forward. The couple disappeared on the night of Friday November 25 to Saturday November 26, 2022, in Prahecq, not far from Niort. After two months without giving any news, the couple has still not given a sign of life. However, the girl’s father is certain: “Leslie could not have disappeared voluntarily, she may be kidnapped, held against her will, collateral victim of a situation that completely escapes her…”, confides-t -il au Parisien, January 26, 2023. The regional daily retraced the course of their last evening spent together before evaporating into the wild.

As a couple for less than a month, the two young people decide on the evening of Friday, November 25 to spend the evening with Nicolas R., a longtime friend of Kevin’s father, Guy Trompat. Before going to his place, they both have an aperitif with Tom, neighbor and friend of the couple. They go to Nicolas at around 7 p.m. They then taste a beef bourguignon in the company of the host of the place and another guest. The latter would have left the household around midnight. Leslie and Kevin leave at 3 am.

During the evening, Kevin’s father’s companion would have gone to Nicolas’ house to bring 5,000 euros in cash to his son-in-law, at the latter’s request. Carefully, Leslie would have left the small group around 7:30 p.m. to make an express round trip (return at 9:30 p.m.) to Jérémy, a 30-year-old man who had become his friend and who was hosting him.

The couple will disappear after the evening, around 2:53 a.m., and will never arrive at Tom’s, Nicolas’s neighbor who was to accommodate them. Leslie never replied to the last text messages sent by Tom, which were left unanswered, although the young woman’s phone went to Niort the next day around noon. On December 8, the couple’s personal effects were also found, namely three pairs of shoes, a toiletry bag, a hairbrush and paint-stained clothes that belonged to the young woman.

Five days earlier, the family of the young woman would have reported the disappearance of Leslie. An investigation is then opened for “disturbing disappearance” by the Niort prosecutor’s office. Finally, a judicial inquiry is opened later with the charge of “arrest, kidnapping, detention or sequestration”. Since then, the investigation has stalled and has not given rise to any arrests.