9-year-old girl who disappeared last August in France has been found dead

The remains of a nine-year-old girl who disappeared in the French Alps last August has been found and Nordahl Lelandais. A 34-year old former soldier, has admitted killing Maëlys de Araujo “involuntarily”.

He agreed to co-operate with the police after a trace of her blood was found in his car.

The girl went missing during a wedding in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, north of Grenoble. Nordahl Lelandais said he “got rid of the body” and offered his apologies to the girl’s parents, said Grenoble prosecutor Jean-Yves Coquillat.

He had previously admitted that Maëlys was in his car on the night she disappeared.