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Police still puzzle on Alps family killing

Friday, September 06, 2013 - 01:22

Sept. 6 - Twelve months after three Britons and a Frenchman were gunned down in the Alps, police say a family feud is their prime line of inquiry. Andrew Raven reports.

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A year ago, four people were brutally executed here, in the French Alps. The victims - three members of a British family and a passing French cyclist - were methodically shot dead in a case that grabbed headlines across Europe. On Friday, police held a press conference - a full 12 months after the killings - to say they were still poring over leads. Among the dead was Saad al-Hilli, an Iraqi born Briton who was shot death in his car along with his wife and mother-in-law. Police say his brother Zaid is a suspect in the case. They say he had a long-running dispute with Saad over a family fortune estimated at up to 5 million Euros. 13. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SURREY AND SUSSEX MAJOR CRIME TEAM INVESTIGATOR NICK MAY SAYING: "He has been arrested, and we continue to make further inquiries as have been outlined by my French colleagues here. He is not in custody, he is on bail, and returns in October." Saad's two young girls survived the attack, though one was severely injured. Forty officers are working on the investigation and their search for information has stretched across 23 countries. But police concede they still have not reached any firm conclusions and much remains to be done.

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Police still puzzle on Alps family killing

Friday, September 06, 2013 - 01:22