September 7th, 2012
10:14 AM ET

Police seek clues in French shooting

French police investigating the mysterious shooting deaths of four people in the foothills of the Alps hope autopsies to be performed Friday will provide new clues to the identity of the killer.

Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud has opened a judicial investigation for murder and attempted murder in the case, Joelle Robert of the Annecy prosecutor's office told CNN.

She declined to confirm media reports that Maillaud has said he is investigating a potential family feud, among other leads.

A man and two women, all thought to be British nationals, were found dead in a car, two of them shot in the head, on Wednesday in a parking lot in the Haute-Savoie area of eastern France, near Lake Annecy.

The fourth victim, French cyclist Sylvain Mollier, was found with a gunshot to the head in the same parking lot off a forested road.

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  1. banasy©

    I hope they catch the perpretator.
    Reading about the poor girl who was found between the dead passengers saddened me..

    September 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    It all seems so much for nothing too.

    September 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. T L K

    That poor child is tramatized and this will bother her for years..its like a scene from a horror film...how long was she hiding in the car? Hours? People have no regards for life anymore. Well I mean many don't. So sad.

    September 8, 2012 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |