Laurent Vallier http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/41308/all en French family death in Cambodia 'not suicide': probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/french-family-death-cambodia-not-suicide-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French and Cambodian investigators on Saturday ruled out suicide in the deaths of a Frenchman and his four young children whose skeletal remains were found in a submerged car last year.</p> <p>Ten French investigators, including a judge and scientific and forensic police, arrived in Cambodia earlier this month to probe the deaths of widower Laurent Vallier, 42, and his young children.</p> <p>"This (investigation) has led to very significant breakthroughs which are now ruling out the possibility of a suicide," the French embassy in Phnom Penh said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130323/french-family-death-cambodia-not-suicide-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Cambodia Kampong Speu Laurent Vallier Provinces of Cambodia AFP Sat, 23 Mar 2013 06:45:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791723 at http://www.globalpost.com Probe shows French family were murdered in Cambodia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140506/probe-shows-french-family-were-murdered-cambodia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Frenchman and his four young children, whose skeletal remains were found in a submerged car in Cambodia two years ago, were murdered, a judge said Tuesday, after a probe by forensic experts.</p> <p>The family's badly decomposed bodies were discovered inside widower Laurent Vallier's white 4x4 vehicle after it was retrieved from a large pond behind his house in southern Kampong Speu province in January 2012.</p> <p>Vallier, 42, and his two sons and two daughters -- aged between two and nine -- had been missing since September 2011.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140506/probe-shows-french-family-were-murdered-cambodia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cambodia Kampong Speu Laurent Vallier Provinces of Cambodia AFP Tue, 06 May 2014 12:24:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6139778 at http://www.globalpost.com