Man Arrested in Probe into 2012 Alps Murders

Man French police investigating the killing of a British family in the Alps in 2012 have arrested a 48-year-old man.

AFP is reporting that the man, from the Haute-Savoie region, strongly resembles an identikit image of a motorcyclist seen near the murder scene.

Officers are using metal detectors to search a garden 10km (6 miles) away.

Saad al-Hilli, 50, an Iraqi-born British citizen, was found dead in his BMW car; his wife Iqbal, her mother and a French cyclist were also killed.

AFP is also reporting that sources close to the inquiry say the man arrested, who is in formal custody, is a former police officer.

It reports the man, described as a quiet type who liked guns, was dismissed from the police in June last year.

Meanwhile, a garden in Talloires, a small town on the east shore of Lake Annecy, is being searched by police.


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