Police rule out mystery biker in French Alps murders

Man released after being questioned by police over the shooting of British-Iraqi businessman Saad al Hilli, his wife and mother in 2012. 

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A motorcyclist seen near the scene of the unresolved September 2012 murder of British-Iraqi businessman Saad al Hilli, his wife and mother in the French Alps has been questioned and ruled out of the investigation, France Info reported Friday, reports FRANCE 24.

The man, who has not been named, was questioned by police in February in relation to the shootings in the Haute Savoie region and released without charge, according to France Info radio.

It will be a major setback for investigators, who had pinned their hopes on the motorcyclist, of whom a composite sketch was released in November 2013.

Hilli, a 50-year-old British-Iraqi businessman, his wife and her mother were gunned down in a gruesome shooting in a lay-by on a country road near Annecy in the French Alps.

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