Two-year-old Émile has been missing, and for the past 48 hours, French police have been heavily present near a neighboring house to where the young boy disappeared.
According to local media outlets La Provence and bfmftv, the investigators have been using pneumatic drills and have spent considerable time breaking a concrete slab that was apparently built this summer.
Throughout the prolonged disappearance case, several grim theories have been suggested, indicating that the boy might have been subjected to a terrible crime.
A source mentioned that the police are searching everywhere to eliminate any doubt but have not yet made significant progress in solving the case.
Both the police and the French prosecutor's office are keeping details of the investigation close to their chests, not revealing much about the ongoing efforts to find Émile.
The case continues to baffle authorities and has left the community in a state of concern and sorrow.