Police trying to verify identity of arrested French murder suspect

Police are sporting out DNA checks to ascertain whether or not a person arrested at Glasgow airport is a suspect within the homicide of 5 participants of his circle of relatives in France.

Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès has been on a world sought after checklist because the our bodies of his spouse and 4 youngsters have been discovered buried underneath the terrace in their house in Nantes in April 2011.

On Friday night, a person stated to resemble the 58-year-old salesman was once arrested reportedly after an nameless tipoff.

On Saturday, the prosecutor in Nantes, Pierre Sennès, prompt other people to “workout warning” after reviews that fingerprints discovered on the detained guy’s house didn’t fit the ones of Dupont de Ligonnès.

Sennès stated “verifications” have been underneath method to determine the identification of the arrested guy.

“Groups of detectives from the nationwide carrier for the analysis into fugitives and from the Nantes police might be travelling to Glasgow on Saturday,” he stated.

The tale of what become referred to as the “de Ligonnès affair” has at a loss for words and fascinated skilled and beginner detectives, resulting in authentic theories and conspiracy theories, lots of them supported by means of family members.

Investigators have adopted leads suggesting the circle of relatives emigrated secretly to america or Australia, however they insist Dupont de Ligonnès stays the high suspect and the in all probability state of affairs is that he killed himself after killing his circle of relatives.

His spouse, Agnès, 47, her eldest son, Arthur, 20, from her first marriage, Thomas, 18, and Anne, 16, have been shot two times within the head. The youngest kid, Benoît, 13, was once shot 3 times within the head and two times within the thorax.

Detectives trust Dupont de Ligonnès killed Agnès and 3 of the youngsters at the night time of Three-Four April and Thomas the next night.

The our bodies have been positioned in jute sacks and coated in lime to hurry up decomposition and conceal their scent.

Postmortem examinations discovered the 5 sufferers were given slumbering pills and have been shot with a .22 lengthy rifle. Dupont de Ligonnès had inherited a gun of the similar make and calibre from his father 3 weeks previous.

Since 2011, there were greater than 900 purported sightings of Dupont de Ligonnès reported to police, all of that have yielded not anything.

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