More than three days since Erwan, 18, gave no sign of life. This young student studying banking in Poitiers disappeared after being seen for the last time during an evening at a nightclub in Moncoutant-sur-Sèvre (Deux-Sèvres).
Significant human resources were deployed to find him, in vain. Those close to him do not hide their concern but “keep(s) hope”according to comments made by her mother-in-law, Karine, to BFMTV .
The evening at the disco ends in exclusion
On the night of Saturday February 10 to Sunday February 11, 2024, Erwan went with friends to La Morinière, a nightclub located in Moncoutant-sur-Sèvre in Deux-Sèvres. The rapper Leto did a showcase there. Inside the nightclub, one of the young man’s friends reported losing sight of him and began looking for him.
According to Erwan’s sister, he left the scene around 2:30 a.m., alone. Her mother-in-law, Karine, would later report to BFMTV that Erwan had been kicked out of the nightclub, visibly intoxicated. The last images of the young man were taken shortly before 3 a.m. “We see him crossing the nightclub parking lot”, adds her mother-in-law. Then nothing.
Searches on Sunday
On Sunday morning, his sister, Chloé, published a wanted notice from her Facebook account. “He is wearing black jeans, a dark green Nike sweatshirt, black and white sneakers”she specifies.
The first searches were also launched on Sunday. Five police patrols, a helicopter, a dog team (canine) and a nautical brigade combed the area around the nightclub. The numerous water bodies scattered near where Erwan was last seen are also being surveyed. But no trace of the young man.
A call for witnesses and a beating on Monday
On Monday, the gendarmerie launched a call for witnesses for a worrying disappearance. The Niort public prosecutor’s office informs that an investigation into a worrying disappearance has been opened.
A hunt took place all day and a dog team combed the area again to find Erwan’s trace, in particular to determine if a collision with a vehicle had taken place. The Saint-Hubert dog, which has an excellent sense of smell, completed the work of the Malinois carried out the day before. According to The Western Mail Saint-Hubert worked from a piece of clothing recovered from the parents of the deceased, in Savoir.
Around a hundred people are present, searching the hollow roads, going door to door to farmers. The gendarmerie surveillance and intervention platoon (Psig) is also on site. In total, around twenty soldiers, in addition to the helicopter, are mobilized.
“We have no idea what happened. We are looking for the slightest little testimony. We do not believe in the idea of voluntary departure. Erwan is an average teenager who feels good about himself. Sociable and calm, he has no reason to leave. It’s incomprehensible “testifies her mother-in-law, Karine Blais at Western Mail.
On Monday February 12, the hunt to find Erwan ended without delivering any results.
New tracks from Wednesday
Some twenty people gathered again this Tuesday, February 13, 2024, in particular the young man’s relatives. “We are here, we are trying to find something, anything, the slightest element that can perhaps help us get a start”confides Karine Blais, to BFMTV .
A Facebook page “Find Erwan” was created to follow the progress of the investigation. A post published Monday indicates that divers and sonar should restart the search on Wednesday. More recently, a publication informed of the opening of a psychological cell.
If you have information, contact the Moncoutant-sur-Sèvre gendarmerie on 05 49 72 60 01 or 17.