Missing French teen: Another 14-year-old girl was approached by odd man days before Lina disappeared

More than a week after the disappearance of 15-year-old Lina, a 14-year-old teenager claims to have been approached twice in La Plaine by a man in a car before the incident.

A 14-year-old girl was approached by odd man before Lina, 15, disappeared
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A 14-year-old girl was approached by odd man before Lina, 15, disappeared

On Saturday September 23, 15-year-old Lina went missing in Saint-Blaise-la-Roche, France. After more than a week of intensive searching, with 82 gendarmes deployed in the area of the disappearance, a helicopter, seven divers probing the water and more than 100 volunteers on site, no trace of the young girl has been found. An investigation into her disappearance is still underway.

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The strange blue car that plays a key role in the investigation

While many suspicions have focused on Lina's boyfriend, Tao, new revelations have emerged about a strange blue car. Indeed, a witness confirmed the presence of a car in the area of Lina's disappearance, at a time slot that corresponds to the time of the events. According to this witness, it was a blue car on the road where the teenager mysteriously disappeared, as she was walking towards the Saint-Blaise-la-Roche train station.

According to Le Parisien, ten vehicles were inspected, including that of a pensioner, following these new revelations. But another car is at the heart of the investigation, this time grey in color. A 15-year-old girl claims to have seen it prowling around in the days preceding Lina's disappearance. While Fanny, the mother of the missing teenager, remains hopeful and tells BFMTV that she 'won't give up', testimonies are pouring in from Alsace. One of them, from a 14-year-old girl, is intriguing the investigators.

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14-year-old girl says she was approached twice by a man in a grey car

A new girl named Karine, also living in La Plaine, has revealed that she was approached by a suspicious man in a grey car on two occasions in the week before Lina disappeared. The first time was on Monday September 18, on her way home from school at around 6.30pm, according to her father. The man in the car allegedly honked at the teenager several times. Karine's father, Freddy, told BFMTV:

I was at work and my daughter called me in a hurry to say that a grey car had passed by and honked at her three or four times.

Three days later, at around 6.10 a.m., as Karine was trying to get to school, the man approached her again, according to her dad.

A man stopped in his car, a grey Citroën, pulled up to her, started to open the door and wanted to get out.

Karine was immediately frightened and called her father back:

Daddy, Daddy, there's someone who wants to take me.

Freddy adds:

I told her to go and ring the bell at a house or something, but there was no light. So she went to the square where the bus passes. The man parked on the side and watched her. She couldn't see him because it was dark. As soon as the bus arrived, the man left.

The teenager claims to have recognized the same disturbing car in a parking lot and took a photo of it. Karine's parents immediately alerted the gendarmerie after Lina's disappearance. Although Karine was questioned this week by the investigators, who favor the hypothesis of a runaway, these new elements are chilling.

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This article has been translated from Oh!MyMag FR.

Sources used:

Le Parisien


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