The alleged killer of the family of 6 in the town of Salé has been arrested in Spain, according to Spanish media. The case came to light in February and shocked Moroccan citizens.
In the case of the murder of 6 members of the same family in the city of Salé which had caused a shock wave one weekend in February, the alleged assailant was found in Spain and arrested by the local police, according to the newspaper El Pais.
One Saturday morning, the mutilated, stabbed and 3rd degree burnt bodies of 4 adults and 2 children including a two month old infant (the grandparents, the son and his wife as well as their two children) were found in a house family without stories, from the Errahma district to Salé.
This sordid and mysterious murder had given the investigators a hard time since no sign of the doors or windows of the family home had been found.
The suspicions were initially placed on a family member, the only survivor of the fire, but the latter died on the way to the emergency room.
But the investigation by judicial police officers and crime scene experts, and the scientific and technical police, were able to trace the progress of the case and exonerate the family member initially suspected.
Thus, the alleged culprit is the brother of the head of the family, a resident of Castellón in eastern Spain with his wife and son since 2002, according to the Spanish police.
He had threatened by telephone to kill his brother and his family in their sleep, because of a dispute over a land inheritance.
According to Spanish police, the investigation began a week ago after receiving indications and suspicions from Moroccan authorities that the alleged perpetrator of the killings is in Spain.
After setting up a surveillance system, the individual could be located and identified in Castellón. Police reportedly arrested him on Friday as he was leaving his home and heading for his vehicle.