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    French police release photofit of motorcyclist seen near Alps murders

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    French authorities have released an artist’s impression of a motorcyclist they want to speak to in connection with the murders of four people in the Alps last year.

    On 5 September 2012 three members of a British-Iraqi family, Saad al-Hilli, his wife, Iqbal, and mother-in-law, Suhaila, were gunned down close to Lake Annecy where they were on holiday. A French cyclist, Sylvain Mollier, was also killed. Their killer has never been found. The couple’s two daughters survived – one by hiding under her dead mother’s skirt.

    The motorcyclist was seen by two eyewitnesses on the road leading to the murder scene.

    The artists impression was done early in the enquiry but not released before now. It shows a man with a goatee beard and a rare helmet model which opens at the side to allow for conversations.

    A spokesperson for the investigation described the man as “someone who was close to the scene during a time period that interests us”.