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Swiss Family Massacre Mystery Deepens

French police are pursuing new leads as they try to determine who was behind the massacre of a British family in a forest near the French Alps this summer. However, two very different theories about the crime have emerged that are leading investigators along different paths.

British Family Massacred in France, Likely Target of a Professional Hit

French investigators have confirmed that one or more professional hitmen were likely behind a quadruple-murder that took place last week in a forest near the French Alps. The main target was fifty-year-old Saad Al-Hilli, his wife Ikbal Al-Hilli, and mother-in-law. All three were British citizens who were originally from Iraq.

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