White roses were thrown into the Sèvre Niortaise, where Kevin Trompat liked to fish. About 300 people participated this Sunday in Niort in a white march in tribute to the young man, whose body and that of his companion Leslie Hoorelbeke were found in early March, more than three months after their disappearance in Deux-Sèvres.
Some participants wore white t-shirts with the message “Kevin Rest in Peace”. “This is a march organized by Guy Trompat in honor of his son Kevin, Leslie and Onyx [le chien de la jeune femme, dont le sort n’est pas connu]. It is a manifestation of peace above all, justice will come later, ”explained Marie-Noëlle Moison, lawyer for Kevin’s father. He called for “justice to be done”. “It’s insurmountable,” he said. They destroyed lives, destroyed my life. I cannot live without my son”. During this tribute, which the family of Leslie Hoorelbeke did not join, a former boxing trainer of Kevin, Michel Acheghane, described the young man as “someone who listened, who was disciplined, who invested always at 100%. “I don’t understand what happened,” he added.
A mobile that remains unclear
The couple had disappeared on the night of November 25 to 26 in Prahecq, a village in Deux-Sèvres. Their bodies were found on March 3 and 4 in two different but close places, near Puyravault (Charente-Maritime). They were killed with a “blunt object” according to the Poitiers prosecutor’s office, but the motive of the suspects, three young men aged 22 to 23 and indicted, remains unclear.
The public prosecutor spoke of a “sentimental disappointment and/or financial debts”. The first track could be linked to possible feelings of one of the indicted towards Leslie, of whom he was the friend and who had been in a relationship with Kevin shortly before the disappearance. The second track could be linked to drug trafficking in which Kevin took part.
The funeral of Kevin Trompat will take place Thursday in the Saint-Hilaire church in Niort. According to France Blue New Aquitaine, the Leslie Hoorelbeke funeral will take place on Saturday March 18 in La Rochelle. The cremation ceremony will be “open to all”.