NewsArrested after a quadruple murder in 2012 in the...

Arrested after a quadruple murder in 2012 in the French Alps

The cold-blooded crime has so far been a mystery to investigators – now there is an arrest in the quadruple murder of 2012 in the Alps. Why is the police re-focusing on an already suspect?

Annecy – More than nine years after a mysterious quadruple murder in the French Alps, investigators have arrested a suspect.

Prosecutor Line Bonnet announced in Annecy on Wednesday that it was about checking the timing. The Chevaline crime is considered to be one of the most mysterious murder cases in recent years.

A stranger shot a married couple of Iraqi origin and the wife’s mother in a forest parking lot in September 2012. A cyclist who was obviously passing by by accident was also killed. Only the two daughters of the couple living near London, aged four and seven, survived.

No details known

The public prosecutor’s office was initially unable to provide further details about the arrest because of the confidentiality of the investigation. After the completion of the police custody, the public should be informed again, it said. As the newspaper “Le Parisien” reported in the evening with reference to matching sources, the person arrested is a man who was already targeted by investigators in 2014.

As a motorcyclist, the man from the department was noticed by forest workers in the area at the time of the crime. After the publication of a phantom image, he did not report himself. He came into the focus of the investigation in 2014 because, according to cell phone data, he was nearby at the time of the crime. Although the ex-policeman was temporarily arrested, there was no trial because there was no connection to the crime. The man testified at the time that he stayed near the crime scene for paragliding, his hobby.

In September, the investigators organized an on-site meeting in order to reconstruct possible processes around the crime with various parties involved and thus to come across possibly new approaches. The forest workers and motorcyclists were also involved. According to “Le Parisien”, inconsistencies regarding the times given by the motorcyclist are said to have arisen.

Victims were on vacation

The victims were each shot twice in the head with a rare weapon. It was a Luger 06 automatic pistol, which had been developed at the beginning of the last century and is very popular with gun collectors. The motorcyclist is said to be a gun collector. After various weapons were found, he was also investigated for illegal arms trafficking.

The victims’ family was obviously on vacation at a three-star campsite in the popular holiday region. Against the background of a possible inheritance dispute as a motive, a French-British team of investigators had a family member arrested. But here too there was not enough incriminating material, the man was released. The Iraqi father had worked in the space industry. The police also checked speculation that he might be involved in espionage activities – the investigation remained unsuccessful. dpa

To work more! Macron seeks to lengthen the retirement age in France

The French president said that the change will begin to be implemented gradually from next year so that in 2031 the retirement age increases by three years towards 2031.

For the first time, France sends gas directly to Germany as a show of...

This show of solidarity from the French government to overcome the decline in exports from Russia is part of an agreement between the two main economies of the European Union.

Why are there such long lines at gas stations in this European country?

In several regions of the European country, long lines can be seen at fueling stations due to the stoppage at refineries.

Why does Iberdrola ask its customers in France to find a new electricity supplier?

High prices and extreme volatility in energy markets force us to transfer costs to clients when we make new contracts, a spokesperson for the Spanish company explained.

Between floods and drought: France suffers two sides of climate change

Sellians, a town in the south of France, receives water in tankers, while Paris and other cities are affected by a storm.