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Disappearance of Maëlys: a second man in custody

Ⓒ AFP – PHILIPPE DESMAZES – | Posters to find Maëlys De Araujo, a 9-year-old girl disappeared in the night from Saturday to Sunday during a wedding in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, August 28, 2017

A second man, 34 years old, was placed in police custody Friday morning in the investigation of the disappearance of Maëlys, 9, sought for six days in Isère where she was participating in a marriage, according to a source close to the file .

“Police custody aims to verify statements that contain contradictions,” the source said. The first man arrested Thursday, also 34 years old and invited late into the marriage, is still questioned by the gendarmes while the girl remains untraceable.

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