It's being reported the search for Pierre Barnes has been called off due to adverse weather conditions.
It's said the French prosecutor in charge of the investigation has insisted inquiries will still continue.
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A murder investigation is underway in Rotherham following the death of a teenage girl.
Police say that unless one outstanding line of enquiry provides a breakthrough, the investigation will be scaled down next month.
South Yorkshire Police are continuing to question an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder following the death of a teenager yesterday.