Alps shooting orphans denied compensation 'because the killer hasn't been found'

Alps shooting orphans denied compensation 'because the killer hasn't been found'
Alps shooting orphans denied compensation 'because the killer hasn't been found'

5 September, 2012: Saad al-Hilli, 50, his wife Iqbal, 47, and mother-in-law Suhaila Al-Allaf, 74, along with French cyclist Sylvain Mollier, 45, are all killed in a lay-by near Chevaline. Their bodies were discovered by former RAF pilot Brett Martin.

17 September, 2012: French police begin probing theory that Mr Mollier, who worked in the nuclear industry and specialised in zirconium metal-working for nuclear reactors, was the main target of the killing.

November 2012: French detectives examine theory the family were killed by a serial killer with a hatred of tourists. They linked the deaths to the murder of Xavier Baligant, 29, in July 2012. He was shot four times at a rest area near Nancy while he was heading home to Belgium following a camping trip.

June 24, 2013: Mr al-Hilli's brother Zaid is arrested in connection with the murders.

October 2013: Zaid al-Hilli publicly protests his innocence and offers to take a lie-detector test to verify his own account. 

November 4, 2013: Police release the first picture of a unnamed motorcyclist with a goatee who was seen

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