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Still ‘no sign’ of missing toddler in French Alps village

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An extensive search has turned up no trace of the missing child since Saturday in a small village in the French Alps, investigators said, adding that the search will continue with more police agencies involved, reports RTE.

Local prosecutor Remy Avon told reporters at the scene yesterday that “no clue, no information, no element allowing us to understand the disappearance” of two-and-a-half-year-old Emile, reports RTE.

If he goes missing “medically, beyond a period of 48 hours, given the child’s young age… and the current intense heat … his life is very much at risk,” he added, reports RTE.

Emile was staying with his grandparents when he went missing on Saturday.

He was last seen by two neighbors walking alone through the streets of Haut-Vernet, a small village of 25 inhabitants at an altitude of about 1,200 meters.

Dozens of police and soldiers supported by dogs and a helicopter searched 30 buildings, 12 vehicles and 12 hectares of land around Haut-Vernet, and questioned 25 people, Avon said, reports RTE.

Although “we’re pushing on-the-ground investigations as far as we can”, including searching haystacks, “we’re at the same point as yesterday and the day before,” Mr Avon added, reports RTE.

“All possible explanations are on the table, we’re not favouring any, and we’re not ruling any out,” Mr Avon said, reports RTE.

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