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09 septembre 2009

France requests international INTERPOL alert for escaped double murder suspect

An international alert has been issued at the request of French authorities after a man accused of two murders escaped from a prison in Auxerre on Tuesday.

Jean-Pierre Treiber is believed to have escaped during a prison workshop when he hid himself in a cardboard box which was then taken out of the jail in a van.

The 46-year-old is accused of killing two women, Géraldine Giraud the daughter of French actor Roland Giraud, and her friend Katia Lherbier in 2004.

Immediately upon receipt of the fugitive’s details from the National Central Bureau in Paris, INTERPOL’s Command and Co-ordination Centre at the General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France issued an Orange Notice, or international security alert, to each of its 187 member countries.

Treiber’s photograph and fingerprints have now been circulated worldwide to assist law enforcement officers in his identification when located and arrested.