Tuesday 20 March 2018

Brother-in-law 'told investigators he killed family of four after row over gold bar inheritance' - reports

Sebastien Troadec's car is missing (Police Nationale via AP)
Sebastien Troadec's car is missing (Police Nationale via AP)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A relative of a French family of four who have been missing since mid-February has admitted killing them, according to reports.

Pascal and Brigitte, both aged 49, their son Sebastien (21), and daughter Charlotte (18), were last seen on February 16.

Pascal Troadec's former brother-in-law has reportedly told investigators that he killed the family in a dispute over the inheritance of gold bars.

The gold bars are believed to have been discovered at a property in Brest owned Pascal Troadec's father, during works there.

La Parisien newspaper is reporting that the family were beaten to death at their home and that DNA from the brother-in-law, named in the media as Hubert C, was found in the house.

Previously Hubert C had told investigators that he had not seen the family in a number of years it is reported.

His mother has also told the media that the gold bars are a "myth".

It is not yet clear what role, if any, Lydie Troadec - Hubert C's ex-wife and Pascal's sister - had in the disappearance of the family.

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