A white march after the death of a teenager “in questionable circumstances”

His relatives call to meet this Saturday at 2 p.m., at the level of the Saint-Mars-la-Jaille lake (Loire-Atlantique). A gathering to “recollect” but also to “get the investigation moving”, a month and a half after Cynthia’s death. On October 4, this 13-year-old girl died in “doubtful circumstances”, her parents write today. The victim, who suffered from epilepsy, was found unconscious in a bathtub at the Institut médico-éducatif (IME) which she attended. Transported to Nantes University Hospital, the young girl finally died the following night.

What happened that day? The answers are still missing from the parents of Cynthia, who have filed a complaint with the gendarmerie. Several associations of families affected by autism have recently sent an open letter to the President of the Republic. “This young girl would have drowned, in 18 centimeters of water, they write. We draw your attention to the fact […] that she was left unattended for 30 minutes. […] The bereaved family has been without answers from the IME since, and above all wants to know the exact circumstances of the disappearance of their dear child. »

According to the newspaper West Francethe investigation is still in progress and the autopsy carried out, which must be supplemented by other examinations, could not really determine the circumstances of the death.

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