Many revelations concerning Sylvain L, the main suspect in the disappearance of Héléna Cluyou in Brest, were made by the Parisian this Tuesday, February 7. Aged 36, he is renowned for his nocturnal excesses.
Héléna Cluyou, 20, has not given any sign of life since the night of this Saturday January 28 to Sunday January 29, according to the Finistère national police. The young woman disappeared in Brest and a call for witnesses was quickly launched. “After spending an evening in a nightclub on the quays, she gave no further news“, authorities said on Facebook. The search is continuing and a suspect has been identified thanks to the testimony of two of his relatives, his brother and his sister-in-law. In the columns of Parisian this Tuesday, February 7, it is a rather disturbing portrait that has been drawn. Sylvain L, aged 36, has no criminal record. However, he is known for theft cases. He works as a cook in an establishment and it is a close source who has made some confidences. “He usually left around 5.30 p.m. to take his shift and never returned before 1.30 a.m. or 2 a.m., and often much later.“, she first explained before describing him as someone “seductive, playful and smiling, used to concert halls and festivals“. The media then clarifies that he was “notorious for his excessive consumption of alcohol and narcotics“. One of his former girlfriends also described him as someone “unstable, limitless when partying but not violent“. Is Sylvain at the origin of the disappearance of Héléna Cluyou?
At the beginning of January, the police intervened at Sylvain’s home on suspicion of domestic violence. A neighbor reportedly reported after hearing screams. The young woman would then have left him, explaining to his relatives that she had tried to direct him towards psychological or psychiatric support. On January 28, she finds him in the company of another man and they would have toured several bars before separating. Alone, would Sylvain have gone to the same as young Héléna? “Sylvain used to go out there and drive home often drunk“, explained one of his acquaintances. The day after the disappearance of the young woman, his girlfriend would have gone to Sylvain’s home and she would have been surprised at his physical condition. “He had drawn features and disheveled hair“, she confided before adding that he left behind the wheel of his car, a gray Kia, found charred the next day. On Friday, January 27, Sylvain contacted his brother and his sister-in-law to tell them his intention to end his life. When they arrive at his home, they find him in a daze and Sylvain quickly becomes a suspect when he explains that he “did something stupid“then ensuring that it is”of an accident”. Wanting to know more, his brother questions him. To which the principal concerned responds: “The case that everyone has been talking about in Brest for five days“.
Héléna Cuyou: were indications to find the young woman given?
Héléna Cuyou is still nowhere to be found. The young woman gave no sign of life and Sylvain, the main suspect, could not yet be heard. Hospitalized after a first suicide attempt, he was admitted to the intensive care unit after a second attempt by asphyxiation. This Monday evening, February 6, his vital prognosis was still engaged. Did he knock down Héléna Cuyou without wanting to? Is it the cause of his disappearance? On CCTV images, the young woman was seen at 6:42 a.m. on January 29 in the morning, about twenty minutes from the nightclub where she was. The first elements of the investigation indicate that she had left the scene around 5:30 am. Did she have a bad encounter on the way? Is the young woman still alive?