Older girl, age 8, improves, no longer in critical condition
Oldest victim, woman, was Swedish
Update 15:50 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A four-year-old girl was found alive, under the body of a woman, presumably her mother, killed in the Wednesday 5 September murders in a forest area parking lot, above Annecy, France, but few details are available from French police.
She was found eight hours after the crime was discovered, but she was not visible to police who checked the car but left the scene untouched; she never moved during that time, say police, staying well hidden.
Her older sister, who has been placed in an artificial coma, is now out of critical condition. She was not hit by bullets but suffered a severe concussion.
Three of the adults who were murdered were shot; it is unclear what caused the death of one of the two women.
Police now say the older woman of the two who died was Swedish, according to AFP.
Background story, Wednesday evening 5 September.
Police in Haute-Savoie and the town of Chevaline, near the scene of the shootings that killed four adults and left an 8-year-old girl in critical condition, are finding themselves at the centre of a media invasion by the British press, where the crime is making headlines. Dauphiné, which is following the unfolding story closely, reports that the driver of the car was a man born in Baghdad, Iraq, who lived in Claygate near London. Police have confirmed that the family is British.
The family had been staying at a campground in the area and people who saw the family alerted police to the fact there were two girls. The nearby forest was searched, using police dogs, in vain.
The second man who was killed was a local man and father of three who was apparently shot down when he tried to save them.
Additional coverage, RTS, Swiss public TV