Man charged over missing French nine-year old girl after ‘DNA found in car’

A34-year old man has been charged and remanded in custody over the disappearance of a nine-year-old girl during a wedding in the Alps, say prosecutors.

Maelys de Araujo was last seen in the early hours of Sunday August 27 at a community hall where the wedding was held in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, a village some 30 miles north of Grenoble.

The suspect has told investigators that she “got into his car”, his lawyer told  AFP, but denies abducting her.