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A 27-year-old Frenchman who went missing in Egypt a year ago returns to France |  Abroad

A 27-year-old Frenchman who went missing in Egypt a year ago returns to France | Abroad

ModernizationJan Bourdon, The 27-year-old French student Who went missing a year ago while traveling in Egypt has returned to France. Bourdon was reported to have informed the French Consulate in Cairo on 9 August. The young man did not want to say anything about the reason for his disappearance.

He left Bordon alone on a world tour in the summer of 2020. A year later, in the summer of 2021, the Yan family heard about him for the last time. Since then, all trace of the twenty thing has been lost. About a month ago, his family, who said they were “dazed,” invited those with more information to come forward.

On August 9, we received the news of Yan’s arrival to report to the French Consulate in Cairo. He first called his sister to tell her he was there and that he was fine. Then he called his mother to inform her as well,” Jan’s lawyer Sarah Scotty told BFMTV, a French news channel.

The Egyptian authorities then put Yan on a plane bound for France, where the 27-year-old arrived on August 10. However, the Parisian student does not want to give details about what exactly happened to him in Egypt. “We want to respect his silence about the reasons for his disappearance and allow him to be reunited with his family,” the French judge said in a statement.


Police investigations

Yan sent a final email to his sister on August 4, 2021. In it, he said, among other things, that he had arrived at a youth hostel in Cairo after being dropped off by a police officer there. Since then, the twenty-somethings seemed to have disappeared from the world. When Yan’s relatives had not heard from him after several months, they reported him to the police.

In December, a police investigation revealed that Yan’s bank account in Cairo had been emptied on August 7. For the rest, however, the investigators made little progress. The Egyptian authorities were also unable to help the Yan family. For this reason, the family created a Facebook page in July to draw attention to the issue of the disappearance.

The young man’s family also demonstrated in front of the Elysee Palace in Paris last month during an official visit to the Egyptian President.

Isabelle Leclerc (right), mother of Jan Bourdon, during the demonstration in front of the Paris Elysees.

Isabelle Leclerc (right), mother of Jan Bourdon, during the demonstration in front of the Paris Elysees. © AP

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