Originally posted by stumason
Originally posted by Cryptonomicon
More than likely, just a drug deal gone bad. Nothing to see here folks...
Yeah, because people take their kids and the grandmother with them when they need some smack while camping in Southern France...
C'mon, think about things before you open your mouth.
Also, the OP is incorrect. It wasn't 4 males, but the father, mother and grandmother found dead in the car. A girl of 8 or 9 found in the road with injuries who was airlifted and is now in hospital and a French cyclist nearby. They only found the 4 year old girl alive in the car after forensics arri
The Telegraph reported that Mr Al Hilli is understood to have been the secretary of a Wiltshire-based aerial photography company, AMS 1087, since 2007 and the family had been in the UK for at least a decade.
Regarding the identity of the victims, the public prosecutor says:
Everyone wants to know the identity, we have to be extremely careful. He says that the campsite was shown the passport of the owner of the car. This person was born indeed in Iraq ...[he was] naturalised British, has been living in the UK at least until 2002 ....We are sure we know who is the owner of the car ...Regarding the eldest person we have just discovered a Swedish passport and we have also discovered an Iraqi passport. The owner was born in 1962, he was 50-years-old. He appears to be saying he cannot be certain that the owner was the driver. There were no ID papers for the younger women or the girl, says Maillaud.
A French police source said their 50-year-old Iraqi-born father was originally from Baghdad, but lived in Claygate, Surrey.
Public prosecutor Eric Maillaud said a passing cyclist, a British former air force officer on holiday, discovered the bodies and alerted the emergency services at around 3.50pm (French time).
Mr al-Hilli, who was born in Baghdad, is thought to have been the secretary of a Wiltshire-based aerial photography company, AMS 1087, since 2007.
According to reports he also worked for a satellite and aerospace technology company in Guildford.
Jack Saltman, whose house backs on to the family home in Claygate, said Mr al-Hilli had said something to him before he went on holiday that he would be informing the police about.
Speaking to Sam Walker on the Richard Bacon Show on Radio 5 Live, he said: "I know one little thing which I am not prepared to speak (about) at the moment. I will tell the police about it. "It was something Saad said to me before he went but at this stage I do not feel I can disclose that but I will tell the police exactly what he told me before he left."