Anorak | Lake Annecy Murders: Sylvain Mollier’s ‘double-life’ and Saad al-Hilli’s French home

Lake Annecy Murders: Sylvain Mollier’s ‘double-life’ and Saad al-Hilli’s French home

by | 26th, September 2012

WHAT news of the Lake Annecy murders , the deaths of four people in a pretty part of Alpine France? Well, not much. The press are leading with the bigger news that Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell might have called a policeman a pleb as he tried to ride his bicycle through the Downing Street gates. He never was shot dead. A cyclist named Sylvain Mollier was.

A few days ago, Lt Colonel Benedict Vinnemann, posited the idea that M. Mollier might not have happened upon the scene of carnage while on a bike ride Saad al-Hilli, 50, his wife Iqbal, 47, and his mother-in-law Suhaila al-Allaf, 74, were all murdered. He might have been a target. But, then, so might have been Suhaila al-Allaf or Iqbal al-Hilli. Have you seen photographs in the press of either of them? What about one of M. Mollier? No. All we have is an old snapshot of Mr al-Hilli.

Says Vinnemann:

“Was the al-Hilli family the main target? Was it not the cyclist? Only ongoing work on the scene can answer this question clearly. We’re talking about someone whom everybody says was a gentleman, but who’s to say he did not lead a double life?”

A double life? Or a single life that we don’t know about? It’s all a bit lazy, isn’t it, for the police to suggest the

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