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Panorama Alps Murders

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    Posted by Lighten Up (U15801316) on Tuesday, 22nd October 2013

    It's horrific of course, but if you're an amateur sleuth is this not the most fascinating case there has been for ages? I couldn't decide which scenario is the most likely: (A) that the al-Hilli family were the targets, (B) that the cyclist Sylvain Mollier was the target, or (C) that it was the random killing by a deranged gunman.

    i didn't think the programme made the case that the grey metallic BMW had anything to do with the killings, though.

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    Posted by moondust123 (U13137194) on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

    Was there not CCTV footage at the boarders of the bike or BMW crossing out of France. They would be easy to see. I think the French are covering up the real reason for the executions.  I think the French police told Panorama that they had checked the borders and no right-hand drive car or motorbike fitting the descriptions had passed through any borders or presumably crossed the channel. The inference is that neither the car nor bike left France - perhaps they've been burned-out and sent to the bottom of a lake somewhere. I think it is unfair to say the French police are covering up facts in this case - I don't think that is true. The Panorama programme showed that perhaps the French police and English police forces did not work in unison so they were unable to tie together all the leads they had as quickly as they should have done. It was a very interesting programme and we can only hope the killer is caught.

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    Posted by LoopyLobes (U14384399) on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

    Yes, I think it's a very strange case altogether, so many possibilities. One thing in particular struck me as odd, the way it was just glossed over. The father and elder daughter were shot as they stood outside the car, then the father got in the car and tried to drive off, but the car wheels got stuck on the bank - did he really intend to drive off without his daughter?

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    Posted by z4mster (U14864348) on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

    did he really intend to drive off without his daughter? 

    I'm not sure anyone can really answer that question without actually being in that position. At a guess, however, presumably yes - he would, possibly, be saving his other child, his wife, his mother, and himself, but would also be at the wheel of a handy weapon, if he were so minded.

    Had he got away, and his daughter was lost to him, I'm sure it would haunt him until his dying day. It didn't happen like that. We'll never know.

    It's odd that the themes that were explored in the programme would, if discussed here it seems, have the post modded.

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    Posted by z4mster (U14864348) on Wednesday, 23rd October 2013

    Was there not CCTV footage at the boarders of the bike or BMW crossing out of France. They would be easy to see. I think the French are covering up the real reason for the executions.  I think the French police told Panorama that they had checked the borders and no right-hand drive car or motorbike fitting the descriptions had passed through any borders or presumably crossed the channel. The inference is that neither the car nor bike left France  

    The thing is, there is no way that they could have done that, beyond the obvious (at the last péage on an autoroute). Within an hour of my house there is seven ways, that I know of, to pass between France and Italy, which are not autoroutes, and, on a few of those, you wait for a week on the border before encountering someone else.

    They wouldn't need to go that far though...UK registered BMW X5s and motorbikes with panniers and riders clad in black are ten a penny on the autoroutes...proverbial needle in a haystack.

    I'm not saying that the interviewee was lying, but there is only so much that they could do responding to a description of something given more than a couple of hours after the event.

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