The investigation “makes it possible to rule out the interference of a third party and suggest that all the victims jumped off the balcony one after the other”, the police of the canton of Vaud estimated on Tuesday, five days after the tragedy. Happened in this wealthy city on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Of the five family members – a man, his wife and twin sister who lived with the family as well as an 8-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy – only the boy survived.
According to police, the youth is still in a coma and is in a stable condition after falling 20 meters from the seventh floor of the apartment where the family lived “separated from society”.
no more noise
Investigators were able to reconstruct the sequence of events between the arrival of the two sexes to the apartment at 6:15 a.m. to account for the problem of home schooling for the teenager and to bring her in.
He knocked on the door and heard a voice asking him who was there. After announcing himself, he did not hear any noise from inside and outside. This process did not justify the forced opening of the house.
According to investigators, within a span of five minutes, around 7 a.m., “all the victims jumped off the balcony one after the other”.
The investigators, who found a ladder on the balcony from which the members of this family had jumped, could not detect any traces of struggle, which confirms the thesis of voluntary gestures.
“Before or during the incidents, none of the witnesses, including the two lingas, were present at the spot since 6:15 a.m. and passersby under the building did not hear the slightest sound or cries coming from the apartment or balcony.” , underlines the press release.
Police said “the technical investigation shows no warning signs of such an act,” however, noting that “since the start of the pandemic, the family had been very interested in conspiracy and survival theories”.
The family lived in virtual self-sufficiency, detached from society.
He had made an impressive stock of all kinds of food, very well arranged, occupied most of the various rooms of the apartment, to enable him to face a major crisis, underlines a press release from the police. Is.
Investigators say only the mother’s twin sister works outside the home.
Neither the mother nor the little girl was registered with the authorities and later she did not go to school.
“All these elements suggest a fear, among the members of this family, of interference by authority in their lives”, underlines the press release.
According to the Journal du Dimanche, the father, Eric David, who grew up in Marseille in one of the most prosperous areas of the city, is a graduate of the Polytechnic School, one of the most prestigious schools in France.
The newspaper said this weekend that two twin sisters, Nasrin and Nargis Pharaoh, grew up in a family of five children, all educated at the prestigious Lizzie Henri-IV in Paris.
He also reported that the two women – the children’s mother was a dentist and his sister an ophthalmologist – are granddaughters of Algerian writer Moulaud Pharaoh, a close friend of Albert Camus, murdered by the OAS, a pro-Algerian armed group. French.