Saturday, 13 December 2008
In her current tour, Nicoletta will stop by Nancy, which gave Jean-Philippe Gurecki the idea to
associate her to our actions towards finding Jean-Baptiste.
Nicoletta is very happy to be able to take part.
She's going to do whatever possible to help us, among other things, sending a mail to the Indian embassador.
She intends to talk about the disapearance of JB after her concerts.
Thanks to Villers's mayor, and Nicoletta now, we are starting to be known to very important people...
Thanks again for each one of these precious involvements.
"I called the Indian embassy to take an appointement with the embassador to give him the petition.
Unfortunately there are no way we can meet him before the 12th January at 11.30am.
Pascal Jacquemin, mayor of Villers, agrees to accompany the representatives of the association to Paris on the 12th of January.
We are also trying to contact a Meurthe-et-Moselle deputy (member of parliament) to go there with them.
Thanks to the mayor of Villers and all his team who are working very hard to help the family of Jean-Baptiste.
You can still sign, and make others sign the petition until begining of January.
Thanks everybody for their support.
Click here to access the petition and sign online:
version you can print and sign or online version
Thursday, 4 December 2008
CONSULAT GENERAL DE FRANCE
A PONDICHERY ET CHENNAI
Pondicherry 4th December 2008
The parents of Mr Jean-Baptiste Talleu, desire meeting the press to talk about their son who was travelling through India in a bicycle and went missing on the 5th of December 2007.
He has since been noticed in Varkala, (Kerala) and in Pondicherry.
A press conference has been organised at the Press Club of Pondicherry at 11.00 a.m on Friday the 5th of December. They will provide detailed information and materials such as photos of the missing son to the press on this occasion.
Therefore the reporters of the press and visual media are requested to be present on the occasion.
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Jean-Baptiste parents will go to
One in Pondichery, the other one in Kerala (south west
For the reminder, Jean-Baptiste does not use his bank cards and does not go on the internet since he went missing in Mumbai on
Please continue to send and sign the petition.
Association of support AJB: Alert Disappearance of Jean-Baptiste Talleu
Monday, 27 October 2008
Mr Pascal JACQUEMIN, mayor of Villers-les-Nancy, having received the parents of Jean-Baptiste on the 19th of September 2008, immediately alerted the elected officials of county "Meurthe et Moselle", who then took the Talleu's case to the highest national authorities and India representatives: the President of the Republic Nicolas Sarkozy, the Prime Minister Francois Fillon, the Foreign Minister, the President of the group Friendship with India group at the National Assembly, the Ambassador of India in France and the Ambassador of France in New Delhi.
The parents want to thank in particular Mr Pascal JACQUEMIN, mayor of Villers-les-Nancy, Mr André ROSSINOT, mayor of Nancy and former Minister, Mr Michel DINET, President of the local county council, as well as the MPs of Meurthe et Moselle for conveying the fears and hopes of Jean-Baptiste’s family very well.
The Public Relations Department of the Nancy Town Hall has created and printed posters and flyers in French, English and Hindi, to help the family publicize the disappearance of their son Jean-Baptiste, in France as well as in India, where his parents will be going in November.
The solidarity of these elected representatives brings great and much-needed comfort to the family in this very difficult time.
No sign in India of the International Letter Rogatory (formal letter sent from one country’s court to another to ask for assistance) sent last May by the presiding French judge.
Don’t miss this beautiful TV report produced by Oméga-TV, on the France-India stall at
We wish to thank this channel who generously broadcasted this report about the disappearance of Jean-Baptiste.
Solidarity: Indians of the Seine-Saint Denis region near Paris take part in the search for Jean-Baptiste
LE PARISIEN – Edition subscribers Seine-Saint-Denis – Marjorie Corcier 06.10.2008, 7am :
The France-India association, located in La Courneuve, who have organised this gathering for the last 5 years decided to take the opportunity of this celebration to alert people of the disappearance of a 26 year old French man in
Missing in Mumbai while cycling around the world by bicycle.
Jean-Baptiste Talleu, from Nancy, has not been heard from since the 5th of December 2007 in Mumbai, whilst cycling round the world. Moved by the ongoing fight of his family, Farouk Amirdine, the founder of the France-India association suggested to Marie-Claire, mother of Jean-Baptiste, to hold a stall at
Marie-Claire Talleu may have not recovered any clues, but she at least found here a bit of comfort. “When Farouk called me, I was very touched. Here, I could meet many Indians who told me they saw the missing person posters we put in India, it made me very happy” smiled the mother, showing a blue poster translated in English and Hindi with the picture of Jean-Baptiste. “A woman who supports
On the Internet: http://missingjeanbaptistetalleu.blogspot.com
To the attention of the media:
Following the disappearance of Jean-Baptiste Talleu in
To show the French and
We therefore wish to thank, in advance, the French media for broadcasting this petition. The police has been waiting since May to receive the green light to go to
Even though Jean-Baptiste Talleu went missing 10 months ago, no official investigation has begun! This lack of action has been unbearable for the family, and they hope that the French authorities understand the urgency of the situation . A French citizen has disappeared in
For the association ajb “Alerte Disparition de Jean-Baptiste TALLEU”:
Association President: Dr Catherine de Korwin,
Treasurer: Elisabeth Schlosser: 0623093496
Talleu family Lawyer: Mr Moser: 0675877942, who accepts to be contacted for more information about this rogatory commission.
Friday, 1 August 2008
The goal of the Commission is to travel to India in order to carry out an investigation. To do it the Comission
needs to obtain the agreement of Indian authorities. The agreement has not been issued yet.
With a view to showing the interest of French authorities in this ivestigation to Indian authorities we have been advised
to launch a petition that will be submited to Indian authorities dans as soon as possible.
We would appreciate that you participate in the petition and that you invite all your friends and family.
This simple gesture will mean a lot with regards to accelerate the operation of research of Jean-Baptiste.
Click here to sign the petition online:
You can also download a pdf version of the petition:
Following the appearance of the information on the anniversary of Jean-Baptiste's departure (cf under "18 juillet 2008") (cf link to this "Missing Person Poster") on the bike trip around the world two media contacted Talleu family and continued to broadcast the information sur les ondes radiophoniques et dans la Presse.
A TV broadcast is being prepared.
- Bleue Sud Lorraine radio: Saturday, 19 July, a journalist carried out an interview with Marie-Claire Talleu, the mother of Jean-Baptiste, and Elisabeth Schlosser de Ruffray, treasurer of the AJB association (cf link). He mentioned the up to date investigation progress that followed complaint against X for abduction lodged by the parents of Jean-Baptiste. He presented the AJB association set up recently (JO du 31/05/08) (cf link).
This interview was broadcasted on the Radio Bleue Sud Lorraine, as well as on France Info on Monday, 21 July.
- Christian family: thanks to the France Info's broadcast, a listener contacted a journalist of this newspaper. The journalist contacted the Talleu family. An article was published in it, in the saturday 2nd of august edition.
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
After giving regular update on his trip which he was finding physically easy and packed with discoveries, the silence was established from the 5th of December 2008.
This Silence is worrying his family and his friends.
No sign of life, not any leads of of Jean-Baptiste, nowhere.
"We are afraid that everybody would forget, that years would come by and that we would stay alone with our pain and our incertitude.
Waiting is unbearable. The French police has to go there, the judge sent an International Rogatory Commission, but the Indian authorities are yet to give their go ahead."
Are saying his parents on this anniversary date.
Thank you for the attention you'll put on this appeal.
It is up to everyone to continue this chain of hope... thanks to Internet and your address books.
Dr Catherine de Korwin,
President of the association AJB.
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
- L’Est Républicain 12.3.08 : Un Lorrain porté disparu en Inde
- Le Figaro 12.3.08 : Un cyclotouriste français porté disparu à BOMBAY
- Aujourd’hui en France 14.3.08 : La trace du cyclotouriste français se perd en Inde
- France dimanche 28.3.08 : Jean Baptiste disparu à vélo
- L’Est Républicain 29.4.08 : Disparition en Inde : un juge d’instruction nommé à Nancy
- Nice Matin : 31.5.08 : Parti de La Colle, disparu en Inde
- Nouvelobs.com 23/06/08 : Nancy : audition des parents du jeune français disparu en Inde.
- 23rd y : France 3 : 19h
- May : La six : le 6’
- SUD RADIO 14.3.08
Published in the JO, the 31st of may 2008, with the n°1234.
-Increase public, officials, and administration's awareness of the case, to help find Jean Baptiste TALLEU;
-Increase awareness of the risks taken when travelling in foreign countries;
-Gather other families having a relative missing in India;
-Financing the first wave of information;
-Financing the trip of Marie-Claire, his mother, and Vincent, his brother, and Patricia, his brother's partner. This trip, very fruitful, was made possible from 1st may to 12th may.
-Sensitize all the Christians of France.
-Finance a long term trip for Marie-Claire in India. Her departure is planned in september or Ocotber; everything depending on the results of the Internation Rogatory Commission.
-Support the media-related campaigns in France as well as in India for Jean-Baptiste not to fall into oblivion.
Thursday, 29 May 2008
They also announced a reward of 2 Lakhs for any information leading to the finding of Jean-Baptiste Talleu.
10 000 Posters were printed. See Missing posters, flyers
The posting and distribution of these posters is in progress, but we still need help to spread the posters throughout the all of India.
On the 23rd of may, hearing with the juge in charge of the case: sum up of the trop in India.
An Internation rogatory commission was delivered on the 16th of May.
We are waiting for the agreement of the Indian authorities to send a brigade.
Thursday, 8 May 2008
They will announce that a Reward of 2 Lakhs is offered for information leading to the finding of Jean-Baptiste Talleu.
They will also appeal to all the people of India to help them in the finding of Jean-Baptiste.
The press conference will be held in:
Alliance Francaise (French Alliance)
40 New Marine Lines
at 11.30 in the morning of the 09th of May.
To contact Jean-Baptiste's mother (Marie-Claire) or his brother (Vincent), call this number:
- 9819875945 from Mumbai
- 09819875945 from anywhere in India
- 009109819875945 from anywhere in the world
Saturday, 3 May 2008
A friend was waiting for them at the airport to take them to their hotel, with a stop at the airport police station where the complaint was put in march.
The day after they will meet the concerned autorities (missing person bureau, cybercell crime branch) and the 2 people they mandated in march.
They discover the faces of all these friends they never met before, and how much their help has been precious.
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Sunday, 16 March 2008
The Indian Police and the Consulate are doing a lot, 2 people in the consulate a spending all their time on the case, and the Indian police is doing a lot too.
Many people are helping us over there. Our hopes are high.
In France also the justice is in contact with us and it might become very positive.
New informations regarding JB's bank withdrawals on the 5th of December.
- 1st withdrawal at 09H39 local time.
(Andheri Kurla Rd)
- 2nd withdrawal at 18H02 local time.
(ATM Name SRPF GoregaonAddress State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400 065Mumbai)
This indicates he was heading North, instead of South as we thought.
The immigration services confirmed that JB was in the plane and arrived to Mumbai.
He wrote on the "contacts in India": Mumbai, New Dehli, Calcutta
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
Missing French cyclist (Mumbai to South India?):
Young French cyclist - 26 years old, 5ft10, 1m80, disappeared in India since 5th of December 2007, when arriving to Mumbai.
If you have information, if you have seen him, please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org (his mother) +336 22078234 +333 83 406584
or +447981959212 (his brother in London)
or +91 (22)22621549 (Missing Person Bureau, Mumbai)
Here are two photos of Jean-Baptiste Talleu,
a French cycling from France to Asia.
He was regularly giving news to his parents, and they
can record his banking activity through the internet.
Since the 5th of December he didn't give any news.
He took a flight from Dubai to Mumbai (Bombay) the
4th December and effectively arrived as he withdrew
money from the bank this day in Mumbai. But since
then, nothing, no news, no mail, no withdrawal. We
worry a lot.
He intended to cycle towards the south of India, but
something might have happen to him and he could have
never left Bombay, the last place we presume he's
He travels with a Lonely Planet guide, which means he
probably goes through typical areas mentioned in the
He is 26 years old, measures 5ft10, 1,80m, long dark brown
curly hair, always tied, thin. Always wears beige,
brown, dark blue or black clothes, never colourful.
If you happen to live in the area, or go through
there while you travel, please look around and
display a poster with his pictures.
Here are the areas it is most likely to be helpful
displaying his missing poster:
- Around Mumbai airport
- Andheri Kurla Road (The last place we assume he was, to withdraw money)
- Any area in Mumbai where tourists usually go for cheap hotel (Colaba)
- Any touristic area where it is most likely travellers go by (Goa, Gokarna, Hampi, Kochi, Ooty, Mysore, Allepey, Munnar, Varkala)
- Gateway of India, where tourists usually take a boat to cross the peninsula
- If you go in any hotel or Guesthouse, please show his picture and ask
- The region of Pune, in the ashrams where he could have ended up
Missing person: JB Talleu
Or Pdf file:
Missing person: JB Talleu
Personne disparue: JB Talleu
Putting up posters and passing his picture around
will be very helpful; we are counting a lot on this.
Thank you very much.
Family of 7 children from 19 to 34 yrs old. He's 4th or 5th with his twin sister, who lives in London.
Jean-Baptiste was working as a web designer but didn't want to spend his life in front of a computer and wanted to do something else with his life, so he left his job, bought a touring bike and decided to travel around the world with it, after a few little trips to Germany, Corsica, Holland, etc to train his cycling. In the beginning of July he joined the rest of the family for a week holiday in the south of France. At the end of these holiday, (18th of July 2007) he started his trip, going through these countries:
Italy, Croatia, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Iran.
He couldn't get his visa for Pakistan. 25th of November he took a boat from Bandar Langeh, south of Iran, to Dubai. On the 2nd of December, from Dubai, he talked for a long time to his mother on the MSN messenger. She asked him as a joke if he was coming home for Christmas, and he replied: "certainly not, my trip is getting more and more interesting!"
She asked him where he wanted to go in India, but he replied he will see when he gets there. She gave him addresses of religious community and he accepts, happy. She gave him 2 addresses in Pondichery, but we checked he never got there.
His mother then bought for him a plane ticket from Dubai to Mumbai.
Tuesday 4th December :[Dubai (DXB) 17:00 - Mumbai (BOM) 21;15 Terminal 2]
Air India, flight 716
On the 5th of December, she supposed he got to Mumbai because she saw he withdrew 1000INR and 10000INR. (She can access his bank account on the internet). In Andheri Kurla Road, next to the airport.
But she was surprised he didn't get back to her as he promised, when he got to Mumbai.
Days pass, he doesn't read the e-birthday card she sent him (11th December) and he doesn't give any news for Christmas, no activity in his bank account, we supposed he took 10000 to get out of the city and couldn't find internet then.
-12th of January his mother alerts the foreign ministry.
-9th February her husband puts a file for research in interest of families.
-3rd of March they file a complaint against X to the district attorney of Nancy.
-7th of March, his India visa expires. and our friend in India files a complaint to the police.
-10th of March, his parents write to the Indian embassy in France to ask them to support their complaint in Mumbai.
-14th of March, his parents sent a letter to Nicolas Sarkosy.
-16th of April, a Juge is assigned to the case, it is Mr Eric Virbel
-28th of April, JeanBaptiste's parents are meeting the juge Virbel
-02th of May, 3 family members arrive in Mumbai
There is no doubt today that something happened to him. We have no idea where he is. He could be anywhere in India, but he could still be in Mumbai.