Panorama quadruple homicide of 2012
No charges – suspect in the murder of a family in the Alps free again
Status: 09:44 | Reading time: 3 minutes The cordoned off parking lot where investigators were looking for clues after the death of four people in 2012 Source: REUTERS You will find content from Podigee here In order to interact with content from Podigee and other social networks or to display them, you need we your consent. Activate social media In 2012, three members of a family and another man were killed in France. All of the victims had shots in the head, and the family had international connections. Now the investigators arrested a suspect for a short time – and had to release him again. The quadruple murders in the French Alps made headlines around the world at the time: one or more unknown persons shot dead an Iraqi couple and the wife’s mother in a forest parking lot. A cyclist who apparently happened to be passing by was also killed. Only the two daughters of the couple living near London, aged four and seven, survived the September 2012 attack. The Chevaline crime is considered one of the most mysterious murders of recent years. More than nine years later, investigators arrested a suspect on January 12. As the newspaper “Le Parisien” reported, he is the man who was already in the sights of the 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. Also read Not much spoke against him at the time: After the publication of an identikit, he did not report himself to the police. He was again the focus of investigations in 2014 because, according to mobile phone data, he was in the vicinity at the time of the crime. At that time, too, the ex-policeman was temporarily arrested, but there were no proceedings because there was no connection to the crime. The man testified that he was near the scene of the crime for paragliding, his hobby.
During an on-site visit, doubts arose
It’s about checking the timing announced public prosecutor Line Bonnet on Wednesday in Annecy. A little later, the disillusionment: A French investigating judge released the suspect from custody on Thursday afternoon without bringing charges. In a short message on Twitter, the Annecy public prosecutor only stated that the investigation would continue. In September, the investigators organized an on-site visit in order to reconstruct possible processes surrounding the crime with various participants and thus to come across possible new approaches. The forest workers and the motorcyclist were also involved. According to “Le Parisien”, there were inconsistencies in the motorcyclist’s times. Journalists and photographers directly in the parking lot shortly after the crime scene was released Source: dpa The victims were each shot twice in the head with a rare weapon. It was a Luger 06 automatic pistol that was 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 the discovery of various weapons, he was also investigated for illegal arms trafficking. The victims’ families were apparently vacationing at a three-star campsite in the popular holiday region. Against the background of a possible inheritance dispute as a motive, a Franco-British team of investigators had a family member arrested for the time being. But there was not enough incriminating evidence here either, and the man was released. The Iraqi father had worked in the space industry. The police also investigated speculation that he might be involved in espionage activities – these investigations remained without result.
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