On September 5, 2012, a British tourist named Brett Marin made a shocking discovery while cycling in the French Alpine village of Chevaline. He came across a gruesome massacre in a difficult-to-reach parking lot. There, he found the motionless body of a little girl lying in a pool of blood next to a car with its engine still running. Inside the car, Marin discovered British-Iraqi Saad Al-Hilli with a gunshot wound to the head, along with his wife Iqbal (47) and mother-in-law Suhaila (74) who also had gunshot wounds. The little girl was Zainab, the 7-year-old daughter of Saad and Iqbal. Additionally, Marin found another victim – French cyclist Sylvain Mollier, who had been shot five times.
The incident resulted in the deaths of Saad, Iqbal, Suhaila, and Sylvain, but Zainab survived. At first, it appeared that there were no additional survivors