French Authorities Arrest A Suspect In The Killing Of A British Family Of Iraqi Origin 10 Years Ago

Baghdad The French authorities arrested on Wednesday a suspect in the case of the murder of a British family of Iraqi origin in France during 2012.

"The file is one of the biggest judicial puzzles in France in the past 50 years," the AFP news agency reported.

The agency quoted a statement from the Public Prosecution office in Annecy: "interrogations are taking place in the house of the arrested person."

The Public Prosecution did not reveal any information about the identity of the detainee, noting that the arrest process may not lead to any result.

On September 5, 2012, the bodies of Saad Al-Helli, 50, his wife Iqbal, 47, and her mother, 74, were found in their car on a rural road near Chevalin, near Lake Annecy in the French Alps.

One of their daughters was found seriously injured, while the second survived without injury. Also, the body of a French cyclist, Sylvain Molier, 45, who is believed to have happened to be at the site, was found at the site.

Shortly after finding the bodies, a British cyclist named Brett Martin spotted a bicycle lying on the ground, a BMW car whose engine was still spinning, and a bloodied girl who was staggering and soon collapsed.

Note that the crime was discovered about eight hours after it occurred.

On June 24, 2013, the older brother of Saad Al-Helli was arrested in the United Kingdom in connection with the incident. Saad Al-Helli was an engineer specializing in satellites.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency