January 25, 2009
Céline Jourdan, age 6, went missing from her home in the tiny village of La-Motte-du-Caire
Homophobia had a field day at the trial of young Céline.
One hot summer's evening in 1988, little Céline Jourdan went missing. Her father raised the alarm at 9 p.m. but her body was not discovered until the following afternoon, only a few hundred yards from the village. The pathetic corpse had been clumsily hidden under branches alongside a peaceful mountain brook. Céline had been raped and her skull smashed with a rock. It was the 27th of July, only weeks before her seventh birthday.