Missing French cyclist (Mumbai to South India?): Jean-Baptiste Talleu
For the attention of travelers
Here are attached 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 5th December and effectively arrived as he withdrew money from the bank this day in Mumbai. But since, 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 know he’s been.
He is 26 years old, measures 1,80m, long dark brown curly hair, always tied, thin. Always wears beige, brown, dark blue or black clothes, never colourful.
If you see him please tell him to give us some news, or contact vincenttalleu@ gmail .com
We already contacted the embassy and Indian police but though the more people know the more it would help.
Thank you very much.
So sorry to hear this news. Am forwarding this news to english media
with the hope the news published will help trace the person.
Sorry, I posted this in the wrong place.
Would the moderator please delete.
[ Edit: Edited on Feb 25, 2008, at 11:48 AM by Mel. ]
It's really sad, the best way is to inform to French Embassy in India and they will contact with Indian high Authority and Police department of that state.
In India when any western people stay in the hotel then every hotel or guest house has to inform about there every client to Indian Intelligence department of that state where he is traveling and it is must.
I hope and wish that it will be more easy way to find this person to contact through the channel.
Thats really sad
I have forwarded the details to my friends accross India.
Just wish and pray that he is traced soon
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
The word document printable poster:
Putting up posters and passing his picture around will be very helpful; we are counting a lot on this.
Thank you very much.
Do you think we can make this post a "sticky"?
vince ur son back to u ? or he gives any information ..?
i am from india and i just seen this sad missing information . and i think this is 1 year old post . so hope ur son back to u .
and unfortunate if he still not comes so i will try my best .