Alps murder arrest follows motorcyclist e-fit

In November, police released an image of a male motorcyclist they wanted to speak to in connection with the killings.

The French Gendarmerie released an artist's impression of a motorcyclist who was seen riding in the area shortly before the four murders took place.

The sketch released by French police.
The sketch released by French police. Credit: Police Handout

Background: Prosecutor say e-fit man could be murderer or key witness

The man's helmet was said by Mr Maillaud at the time to be "very particular" and one of only a few thousand models worldwide, with a bottom section which opened laterally to reveal the lower face.

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French police release man held over Alps murders

No charges are being brought against a man arrested in connection with the killing of Saad al-Hilli and his family, French prosecutors have said. The 48-year-old has been released from police custody.