William Dupuis had not heard from Darell for almost a year. He just found it.
He found his son ten days ago. William Dupuis had not heard from Darell, his 12-year-old boy, for eleven months. At the end of December 2021, the child, who was to return from vacation to his mother in Switzerland, does not return. Then begins a fight of almost a year.
Darell’s parents have been separated since the boy was three years old, and the father was granted custody, he explains to BFMTV. When he sees that his son has not returned from his mother’s house, the father lodges a complaint, but it is then impossible to find the child.
“I hadn’t heard from Darell”
“It was hell, I had no news from Darell,” he says. “There are even times when you wonder ‘is my son still alive?'”
The trace of his ex-wife and the boy is found in several countries, as he told last May to France 3 Burgundy Franche-Comte: Nepal, India, Dubai… Their trips are recorded, but no arrest could be made, despite an international arrest warrant.
Moreover, William Dupuis tells that the mother joined a sect in India. “She got brainwashed into it, and Darell tells me she was trying to brainwash her, brainwash her too,” he explains.
“I was told that Darell was in Zurich, that they had found him”
The mother and son are finally arrested when they try to travel to the United States, thanks to the international arrest warrant.
In mid-November, “I was told that Darell was in Zurich, that they had found him,” said William Dupuis. “There we sit and we collapse, but we collapse with happiness, it is even difficult to imagine that it is true.”
Darell has since slowly resumed the course of his life alongside his father, in the Doubs, but still keeps distressing memories. “Sometimes I have nightmares, in the evening I stress a little, telling myself that she will come,” he explains.
The next step for him is to resume classes, after almost a year off.
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