A Frenchman wanted for murdering his wife and four children worldwide has been arrested in Scotland for more than eight years. Xavier D. was arrested at Glasgow Airport on Friday, French police said.
The alleged murderer came from Paris and traveled with fake identity papers, reports the French newspaper "Le Parisien". Accordingly, the investigators had received an anonymous tip. They then identified Xavier D. using his fingerprints. His disappearance had long confused the investigators. They did not rule out the possibility that D. had died in the meantime.
A businessman from an aristocratic family is suspected of having shot his then 48-year-old wife Agnès and the four children between the ages of 13 and 21 at the beginning of April. The police found the five bodies buried under the terrace of his house in Nantes. The two dogs of the family had also been shot and buried.
Manhunt picture of Xavier D. (2011)
The Scottish police confirmed that a suspect had been arrested. "A man was arrested at Glasgow airport and remains in police custody in connection with a European arrest warrant issued by the French authorities," the authorities said. "Investigations are underway to confirm his identity."