A photo taken on 28 August 2017 shows an appeal for witnesses poster for Maëlys, a nine-year-old girl who disappeared during a wedding party on 26-27 August in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, eastern France

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Maëlys attended the marriage together with her mother and father

A person has been charged with kidnapping in reference to the disappearance of a nine-year-old woman throughout a marriage within the French Alps.

The person, who has not been named, is one in every of two suspects questioned over the whereabouts of Maëlys de Araujo.

She was final seen on 27 August in a kids’s space at a corridor in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, north of Grenoble.

Police, search-and-rescue groups, divers and cavers have scoured the world however with no breakthrough.

In an announcement issued on Sunday, Grenoble’s prosecutor stated a 34-year-old man had been charged with “kidnapping, unlawful confinement or arbitrary detention of a minor of lower than 15 years”.

The person, who had attended the marriage, “endured in his denials and explanations”, the assertion stated, including “this didn’t persuade the investigative judges, who determined to carry him”.

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Native volunteers have joined the seek for the woman

The person is one in every of two who had been questioned late final week over contradictions of their statements to police. They had been each later launched.

About 250 folks have been questioned throughout the investigation – 180 wedding ceremony visitors together with visitors at two different occasions close by.

A supply near the investigation stated final week that the world being searched was rising.

Sniffer canine adopted the scent of Maëlys’s cuddly toy to a parking lot, elevating fears she was kidnapped and brought away by automotive.