The brutal murders of a French family of four said Nazi gold stolen at the end of the Second World War triggered the massacre, a relative has revealed.
“[It was] perhaps stolen from the Bank of France during World War II,” she said.
Troadec, his wife and two children were beaten to death allegedly by a jealous and greed relative.
She told the paper she believes the gold vanished at the end of the war. The matriarch said her late husband found a cache of Nazi gold coins in 2006 while renovating an apartment.
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She said that Pascal told the family he had invested the cash and taunted “they couldn’t touch it.”
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“It’s only an assertion for now,” one detective said.
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The woman claimed the dead man “robbed his sister Lydie” — charged as an accomplice to her husband, Hubert Caouissin, who confessed to the slayings.
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Police officers search on the swampy bank of the river Aulne near the Caouissin’s house in Pont-de-Buis-lès-Quimerch, western of France, on March 9, 2017 (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
The man hid it in the couple’s garage for safe keeping. But following her husband’s death in 2009, her son Pascal helped himself to the treasure.
And they began flaunting their new luxe lifestyle, the mother said.
But cops aren’t so sure the mother’s claim is the truth.
Eventually, Caouissin’s simmering anger boiled over.
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“This gold shattered everything,” the unnamed mother of Pascal Troadec told Le Parisien.