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A man arrested in connection to the weapon used in the double murder in Salta

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011 - 22:26 UTC
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French tourists Houria Moumni and Cassandre Bouvier (Photo credit Diario Muy) French tourists Houria Moumni and Cassandre Bouvier (Photo credit Diario Muy)

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the double murder case in Salta, where two French tourists were killed in the area of la Quebrada San Lorenzo last Friday, a Salta official informed.

“He had some kind of connection with the deaths” of Houria Moumni (aged 23 years) and Cassandre Bouvier (aged 29 years), said Judge Martín Pérez, in charge of the double homicide investigation.

Judge Pérez explained that the man who was detained by police, was “a local resident” and said “witness accounts show that this man had something to do with the gun involved in the crime,” referring to the .22 gun used to shoot the women.

“We are trying to investigate the origins of the gun, to try to uncover some kind of information, and it has surfaced that this man had something to do with the gun, possibly with the buying or selling of it,” Pérez said, during an interview with press.

He furthered that later in the day the family members of the victims will arrive to the province, where the bodies will be passed over to them.

Yesterday, a man had been arrested in connection to the murder of the tourists, but was consequently released due to a lack of evidence.

The two victims were advanced students of France’s prestigious Latin America High Studies Centre and fluent in Spanish.
 

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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