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Alice Gross suspect 'would have been charged with murder '

Arnis Zalkalns would have been charged with the murder of schoolgirl Alice Gross had he been alive today and his "most likely motive was sexual", Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers from the Metropolitan Police has said.

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Police would have charged Arnis Zalkans with murder

The Metropolitan Police said they believe they would have had enough evidence to charge Arnis Zalkans with the murder of 14-year-old school girl Alice Gross.

Arnis Zalkans, the convicted killer who was found dead in October 4 last year following an international man hunt. Credit: Police handout.

Speaking at a press conference this morning, police said they collected various evidence against him, including:

  • An iPhone cover found concealed inside his garden belonged to Alice
  • DNA from a cigarette butt found metres from where Alice's body was found matched Zalkans

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