Man questioned over 2012 Alps murder found dead

A French former soldier questioned in connection with the murder of a British engineer in the French Alps has been found dead after apparently killing himself, according to reports.

A general view of Cheverlaine where the victims of a quadruple murder were discovered. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive

The 50-year-old man, who has not been named, was quizzed by police in April last year over the shooting of Saad al-Hilli, his wife Ikbal and her mother Suhaila al-Allaf, who lived in Sweden, on a forest road in Chevaline in September 2012.

A local cyclist, Sylvain Mollier, was also murdered.