15.07.2019 11:15:30

Australian police link bones to French backpacker

Human bones found off Australia’s east coast appear to belong to a 21-year-old French backpacker who went missing five months ago, police said Monday.Erwan Ferrieux was last seen with British tourist Hugo Palmer, 20, on February 17 near Port Macquarie, about 385 kilometers (240 miles) north of Sydney.Concerns about the travelers’ fate were raised after their rental car was found unattended at a popular surfing spot, sparking a five-day police search.Read more: Missing German backpacker survives Australian Outback on diet of bugsDNA testing confirms fearsLast month, fishermen found three human bones in waters near to where the backpackers had parked their car. Police said preliminary forensic tests showed the remains came from a male person.“We believe from the DNA comparisons that they belong to Erwan Ferrieux,” Superintendent Paul Fehon told reporters in Port Macquarie.He added that another small bone found in the same area on Sunday was also undergoing forensic analysis to see whether it belonged to either of the missing men. All of the remains are expected to undergo further DNA testing.Read more: Australia rips off backpackers: studyAccording to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Ferrieux and Palmer had been traveling in Australia since November. A vigil was held for them in late February after authorities called off their search. Authorities are also looking for another young tourist, 18-year-old Theo Hayez from Belgium, who was last seen more than a month ago in Byron Bay, a beach town 765 kilometers north of Sydney.nm/rc (AFP, Reuters)Every evening, DW sends out a selection of the day’s news and features. Sign up here.這篇文章 Australian police link bones to French backpacker 最早出現於 The China Post。
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