Suspect detained over 2012 slayings in French Alps

PARIS (AP) – A suspect in the 2012 murder of an Anglo-Iraqi family vacationing in the French Alps and a cyclist has been arrested, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Saad al-Hilli, his wife Ikbal and his mother-in-law Souhaila al-Allaf were shot dead on a remote mountain road near Annecy, in eastern France. French cyclist Sylvain Mollier was also killed in the shooting. Al-Hilli’s two young girls, who were in the car at the time of the shooting, survived the attack.

Prosecutor Line Bonnet tweeted that a person was taken into custody in the ChambĂ©ry region “in connection with the investigation into the murders of the al-Hilli family and Sylvain Mollier, known as the ‘ events of Chevaline ‘of September 5, 2012. “

She did not give further details on the case as the investigation is ongoing.

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