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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Alps Murder--Not Solved After All?

I had just posted yesterday about a possible breakthrough in the Saad al-Hilli murder case. But, according to the Guardian, it may have been a dead end.
Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud told reporters on Wednesday that it was unlikely at this stage that the former policeman would be charged in connection with the murders, and insisted he was not a suspect. But in the light of a cache of second world war guns found at his home in Talloires, near Chevaline, and the arrest of a friend who tried to escape and whose home also contained a weapons arsenal, the pair may be charged with arms trafficking.

Police have until Friday to decide whether to formally place the man under investigation. He was arrested on Tuesday in what appeared to be a breakthrough in the Hilli case. But in the latest setback for prosecutors, two DNA samples taken from the murder scene are not a match with the arrested former policeman, sources close to the investigation said on Wednesday evening.

However, it remains possible that the DNA found in the layby may not match a suspect as many people passed through the popular tourist area south of Lake Annecy.
 I'd be more interested in the ballistic tests.

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