French police identify 1 of the 4 people slain in French Alps as Iraqi-born British man

Gendarmes block access to a killing site near Chevaline, French Alps, Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012. French authorities say at least four people have been shot to death in a forest in the Alps.An official with the regional administration for the Haute-Savoie region says three of the bodies were found in a BMW registered in Britain. (AP Photo/Alexis Moro)
CHEVALINE, France - The Sipa news agency says French police have identified one of four victims shot in the Alps as a British man who was born in Baghdad.

Citing investigators, Sipa reported Thursday that the man is Saad al Hilli, a resident of a London suburb born in 1962.

Al Hilli was found dead along with two women Wednesday in a car on a forest road in the French Alps. A cyclist was also slain there.

A 4-year-old girl was found alive in the car and a 7-year-old girl found near the car was hospitalized with bullet wounds. The reason for the attack is unclear.

British authorities have not said where the family was from but police in Surrey, southwest of London, say they are talking with French authorities.


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