Troadec case: father’s ex-brother-in-law confesses to murder of four family members
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    Troadec case: father’s ex-brother-in-law confesses to murder of four family members

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    The ex-brother-in-law of the Troadec family's father has now confessed to killing four members of the family.
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    The ex-brother-in-law of the father of the Troadec family had been missing for more than two weeks, in the west of France. He has now confessed to killing four members of the family.

    This is per information released by RTL. Several media outlets have taken up the story today (Monday).

    Yesterday, both the sister and ex-brother-in-law of the family’s father were placed in police custody.

    RTL is saying that traces of the Pascal Troadec’s sister’s former partner’s DNA were found in the house in Orvault and in Sébastien Troadec’s car.

    Sébastien is the son who also went missing. His vehicle was carefully cleaned, thereby all removing fingerprints and was found in Saint-Nazaire. Faced with this evidence, the ex-brother-in-law confessed his crimes to the police.

    Sources close to the investigation confirmed the information to AFP.

    The motive may possibly linked to a family disagreement, thought to hinge around “a series of events relating to an inheritance.”

    No news had been heard from Pascal and Brigitte Troadec, both in their fifties, their son Sébastien, aged 21, and their daughter, Charlotte, aged 18, since February 16th.

    They had not appeared at their respective work places, their mobiles had been switched off and traces of blood had been found in their house. They had lived a residential district, in the commune of Orvault, near Nantes.

    Christopher Vincent
    The Brussels Times