Weapon investigation in Switzerland, appeal for witnesses launched Saturday
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The father of Saad al-Hilli, the British man who was murdered 5 September along with his wife, mother-in-law and a passing cyclist in Chevaline, a hamlet near Annecy in September, has a bank account in Geneva, which has been seized by authorities for the investigation, RTS public television was told by the public prosecutor handling the Swiss part of the investigation in Geneva Friday 6 October.
The station says the amount in the account, which may be in a private bank, is well below the CHF6 million figure mentioned by British media, and that the family appears to hold bank accounts in other countries.
The gun used was not a Luger P08, reports RTS, refuting information that circulated last week in the British press. It may have been made in Switzerland.
And it is highly unlikely that the killer was a professional, RTS was told by Eric Maillaud, the French magistrate handling the case: an experienced hired killer would not shoot 21 bullets.
The murder victims are survived by two daughters, one of whom was badly injured during the shootout in Chevaline.