A man has been indicted for the murder of Theo, a 14-year-old boy who disappeared in May 2018 in Lens and who was found six months later in an abandoned room.
A man was indicted for murder as part of the judicial investigation opened after the death of Théo, a teenager found dead in a disused industrial premises in Lens (Pas-de-Calais) in 2018, a case that had sparked a strong emotion, announced Friday the parquet of Béthune. “The person has denied the facts despite the information collected against him by the investigators,” said the public prosecutor in Bethune, Thierry Dran, in a statement.
On December 15, two people were taken into police custody by investigators from the interregional direction of the judicial police as part of this investigation carried out for kidnapping and murder of a minor under the age of 15 and one of them was then brought before a judge and jailed for murder, the prosecutor said.
Passed away in May 2018
Théo, a 14-year-old boy who disappeared in May 2018, was found dead in November of the same year in a disused industrial premises in Lens. A group of young people who were visiting the difficult-to-access site of an old disused industrial bakery, a few dozen meters from Theo’s home, had discovered his body. The teenager was missing after a night out at a nightclub.
This affair had aroused strong emotion in the mining area. A tribute was paid to him at the Bollaert stadium during a RC Lens match.