FR: hardly any signs of them were found

Lady of Shalott

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Australian English
I'm just a little confused about the appropriateness of using 'en' to replace a person or people.

This is my sentence: on n’a guère trouvé trace des enfants.

Is it more correct to write: on n'en a guère trouvé trace OR on n’a guère trouvé trace d’eux.

The context is creative writing, so a more literary register is required.
 
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