Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Alps Shooting: 4 Year old Girl Found Alive Under Bodies

A four-year-old girl has been found alive hidden in a car under the bodies of the victims of a shooting in the French Alps.

Public prosecutor Eric Maillaud told AFP the child was only discovered when investigators gained access to the crime scene, some eight hours after a cyclist happened upon the carnage.

Confirming that the three victims in the BMW were from a family of British holidaymakers, he said: "She was hidden under the bodies for some eight hours and didn't move for the whole time."

The identity of a dead man described as the father of the family has been "almost certainly" established, while two female victims are yet to be formally identified, the Haute-Savoie prosecutor told AFP.

The suspected assassination happened in a forested area near the village of Chevaline, near Lake Annecy, in the Haute-Savoie region.

The male victim was found at the wheel of the car, and the two dead women in the back - apparently covering the girl, four, who survived.

Another young girl was found near the car, and initial reports said she died later from her injuries. A local prosecutor has now said she is in a critical condition in hospital in the city of Grenoble.

The body of a male cyclist was also found nearby. Read More