Corsica - Is a crazed copycat hitman behind today's fatal shooting of three people in a car on the island of Corsica?
French police sources say the killings 'are spookily similar' to last week's drive-by shooting of UK-based Iraqi telecoms specialist Saad al-Hilli and two family members at the Alpine village of Chevaline.
UK bomb squad experts searched his Surrey home yesterday as Special Branch reviewed al-Hilli's Gulf War file for clues.
This morning's grim discovery at the Corsican village of Corte on the north of the island has 'serious similarities' detectives claimed as the evidence began stacking up.
Firstly, you have to look at the numerology to see that both incidents involve three people. Fact.
Next, today's killings targetted victims inside a car. Fact.
And most damningly both crimes were committed on French soil by drive-by shooters.
Fact, fact and more fact.
Speaking to reporters this afternoon Inspector Clouseau of the Sûreté said the Corsican incident was a classic.
"WTF?" the sleuth commented.
An update on this farce-breaking news story will be posted later today.