Wed Jan 12th, 2022 at 12:27:37 PM EST
[Update-2] Person of interest released and cleared of any suspicion
Man held over Alps murder took part in reconstruction: prosecutor
The detention of the unnamed man has raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of the country's most notorious murder cases that saw three members of a British family gunned down in front of their two young daughters.
This is a police custody as there has already been a lot in this case, we must not get carried away," proclaimed the district prosecutor Line Bonnet-Mathis, somewhat "surprised by the speed of information flow ”.
“I will not say anything more about the person heard. We have already had a suicide following police custody in this case (May 26, 2015), we must remain cautious and measured on its outcome. I do not want to give any elements of identification or location of this person", punctuated the prosecutor who will inform on her twitter account of the possible extension of police custody, which began at 8 am this Wednesday morning.
Contract assassination, itinerant murderer, local killer ... all avenues have been explored, without convincing success for the moment.
I have participated many weeks on her blog, excellent coverage by a dedicated group. Never came close to finding a motive, so I'm very pleased this maybe a breakthrough.
Our educated guess was a local motive with cyclist Sylvain Mollier as the primary target.
British family of four killed in Chevaline near Annecy
By Marilyn Z. Tomlinson in Paris
On Wednesday, September 5 of 2012, Iraqi-born but British-nationalised Surrey-based businessman Saad Al-Hilli, 50, on holiday in the Lake Annecy region in France, was brutally shot down.
Saad (if I may call him that) was making an afternoon-outing in this beautiful eastern French region of lakes and hills and mountains and forests, so loved by both foreign and French tourists, and in his BMW were his wife Iqbal (47), her mother Suhaila al-Allaf, 74, and the Al-Hillis' two young daughters, Zainab, seven, and Zeena, four.
However, on Thursday, September 30, this year of 2021 - in other words three days ago, suddenly, and without advance notification, French policemen sealed off that Alpine Road, and heavily-armed police were walking about, touching here and touching there, and measuring here and measuring there, and taking photographs.
Present were forensic police - and a magistrate.
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So it's the motorcyclist encountered by the ONF officers above the Place du Martinet? Hmm.
French police issue sketch of Alps murder suspect | France24 - Nov. 4, 2013 |
Alps murders: ex-policeman arrested in village near scene of al-Hilli shootings | The Guardian - Feb. 18, 2014 |
END OF UPDATE
Five years on, death of family in the Alps remains a mystery | France24 - Sept. 5, 2017 |
French police re-arrest suspect over 2012 gun massacre of British family in the Alps after 'discovering inconsistencies' in his statement | Mail Online |
Wikipedia entry -- Annecy Shootings