He was last seen last Saturday, late evening, between 11 p.m. and midnight. Since then, Valentin Gomes has not reappeared. On October 2 and 3, this young 23-year-old engineering student from Polytech’Lille took part in an integration weekend at the Venerie campsite in Signy-l’Abbaye (Ardennes).
This Tuesday, a body was discovered nearby, which could be that of the young man. “I confirm the discovery this (Tuesday) morning of a lifeless body in a field around Signy-L’Abbaye, which could be that of the missing student,” the Charleville prosecutor told AFP. Mézières, Laurent de Caigny.
“In view of this singular discovery by the place, the very first observations, possible traces of violence on the body subject to the forensic findings to come, I ordered the opening of a criminal criminal investigation, under the qualification of willful violence resulting in death without intention of giving it, ”he continued.
In total, nearly 400 young people participated in this event. According to several sources, Valentin Gomes would have left the group at some point in the evening, but without his cell phone. It was therefore impossible to locate him.
Monday, the gendarmerie had launched a call for witnesses on social networks to try to find him. “The searches carried out have so far been fruitless. Anyone with information to provide to locate him is asked to make himself known to the Charleville-Mézières gendarmerie by dialing the emergency number 17 and if necessary by asking to be put in touch with this service “
Friends of Valentin and the University of Lille had also launched calls for witnesses on social networks and gave the report of their comrade. “Valentin Gomes is slim, and is six feet tall. His hair is brown, quite short, and he has a bit of a beard (goatee and cheeks). He wore a black T-shirt and pink military camouflage pants before his disappearance “, we can read.
Anyone with information is invited to contact the Charleville-Mézières gendarmerie by dialing emergency number 17 or 03 24 58 67 00.
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