Identification through Genetic Typing of the victims of the Sect of the Solar Temple (Cheiry/Salvan, Switzerland)

  • C. Brandt-Casadevall
  • N. Dimo-Simonin
  • T. Krompecher
Part of the Advances in Forensic Haemogenetics book series (HAEMOGENETICS, volume 6)

Abstract

On october 5 1994, at approximately 1:00 a.m., a fire alarm was given in the village of Cheiry (Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland), at a farm lying just outside the village. The lifeless body of the owner was found in the living quarters. The fire had reached the upper parts of both the inhabited and the unhabited part. While searching for a vehicle in a space thought to be a garage, the police discovered a room that had been fitted for reunions. A concealed door led to other premises transformed into a chapel. Twenty two corpses were found scattered among the different rooms.

Keywords

EDTA Agarose Bromide Electrophoresis Ethidium 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Brandt-Casadevall
    • 1
  • N. Dimo-Simonin
    • 1
  • T. Krompecher
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut universitaire de Médecine légaleLausanneSwitzerland

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