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Frenchman admits killing girl who vanished from Alps wedding

AP  |  Paris 

French authorities say a man in custody has confessed to "unintentionally" killing a 9-year-old girl whose disappearance from a wedding party in the prompted nationwide concern.

Grenoble said that investigators found some of Maelys De Araujos remains Wednesday in a snow-covered ravine, six months after she went missing.

The said chief suspect told investigators today that he killed her accidentally, hid the body and then returned to the wedding party before eventually dumping the body in the ravine.

Lelandais had also been a guest at the wedding in Pont-de-Beauvoisin, near the mountain city of

The said Lelandais did not explain the circumstances of the girls death. A former army dog handler, Lelandais had already been charged in her disappearance.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 00:55 IST