Girl Found in Car With Dead Parents

    French gendarmes stand near a vehicle on September 6, 2012  in Saint-Jorioz, in the camping "Le Solitaire du lac", where a British family stayed prior to be found shot dead in or close to a British-registered car in the French Alpine village of Chevaline. The body of a second man, a cyclist, was found nearby along with a seriously wounded girl, who was in a critical condition in intensive care after being taken to hospital by helicopter. Another four-year-old child was also discovered alive eight hours later in the car.      AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE DESMAZES        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Police in France are trying to piece together what happened in a bizarre, gruesome murder that took place at a camping ground near the Swiss border. A 4-year-old girl was discovered alive in a car with three adults, believed to be their mother, father, and grandmother—all of whom were shot dead. Eight hours after the police began their investigation, the girl was discovered huddled under the legs of the two dead women, apparently too scared to move and unnoticed by police. A 7-year-old girl had been discovered alive but unconscious by the side of the car, which alerted a passing cyclist that something was amiss. A local cyclist was also found dead—shot in the head—at the scene. Police believe the family was British and vacationing.

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