Hundreds of people flocked to the streets of Orschwihr in Haut-Rhin to pay tribute to 39-year-old Estelle Luce, the French woman who was murdered inside her parked vehicle in the eastern Alsace region in January.
Euronews reported over the weekend that authorities have started probing into Luce’s murder, particularly if she was a victim of Gabriel Fortin, an unemployed engineer who was likewise suspected of gunning down two other women in southeastern France.
Fortin was alleged to have gunned an employee at a government establishment and later killed another on the premises of a company where he worked until 2010. He has since been charged with double murder.
Luce, a Human Resource Manager, was found lifeless inside her vehicle on January 26 where she sustained three gunshots.
She was a mother of two girls, aged 11 and 14, and worked as an HR project manager for the American group Emerson Process Management. She was said to be responsible for supporting the project to relocate the activity of Francel SA to Romania.
Prosecutor Alex Perrin was quoted as saying in a report that the killings “were totally premeditated” by the 45-year-old suspect who was not known to the police or intelligence services.
“He was brought before an investigating magistrate and charged with murder,” he was quoted in an interview with Agence-France Presse.
Prime Minister Jean Castex said that the killings “put the whole country into mourning.”
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