Basel, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) - The circumstances remain a mystery worthy of Agatha Christie, surrounding the death of a senior air traffic controller, age 34, fatally stabbed early Wednesday morning 27 April in a secure area of Basel airport.
His body was found at 08:00 at the top of the elevator that leads to stairs going up to the control tower, by a fellow employee who raised the alarm. He had been stabbed in the throat, lungs and thorax, at least three times. Police say no weapon has been found.
The man, who has not been named, was the father of a four-year-old child. He was heading to work for his turn of duty, in charge of the control tower.
Traffic at the EuroAirport Bâle-Mulhouse-Freiburg airport was not interrupted. The airport is on French territory but at the intersection of France, Germany and Switzerland. French police say the secure area is accessible only to people with badges. Christian Reeb, who is heading the French investigation, told media he believes there is no link between the man’s death and his work.