Austrian police were filmed by VISNEWS sweeping through the mountains near Innsbruck, Austria, July 3, on a manhunt.
Austrian police were filmed by VISNEWS sweeping through the mountains near Innsbruck, Austria, July 3, on a manhunt. They are searching for the slayer of British tourist Charles Marmoy who also wounded Marmoy's companion, Mrs. Franklin.
This mysterious shooting, which occurred in the mountains on July 2, has shocked Austria. The murderer, who Mrs. Franklin said uttered 'animal-like noises' and had large hairy hands, appeared to have no motive. He shot the woman three times in the back and then murdered Mr. Marmoy who pursued him.
The killer returned to Mrs Franklin and battered her unconscious with a rock. The latest medical report on her is that she will be paralysed from the waist downwards for life.
Radio appeals carrying descriptions of the murderer based on Mrs. Franklin's statements have been broadcast and Interpol - the International Police Organisation - has been asked to help investigations.
While armed police search on foot, helicopters hovered overhead. Mine detectors are being used to find the murder weapon.
A 20-year-old Innsbruck man confessed to the shooting. He was to been confronted with Mrs. Franklin but the plan was called off after police had found the man was a mental defective.
Mrs. Franklin's two children were flown to Innsbruck and visited their mother in hospital.