'No DNA evidence' on bodies of step-sisters
15 August 2006, BRUSSELS — Forensics tests on the bodies of step-sisters Stacy and Nathalie have reportedly failed to detect usable DNA evidence.
15 August 2006
BRUSSELS — Forensics tests on the bodies of step-sisters Stacy and Nathalie have reportedly failed to detect usable DNA evidence.
The claims were made by Francophone public broadcaster RTBF on Monday, but there has been no official confirmation.
Authorities are now hoping that tests on fibres found on the clothing of Stacy and Nathalie will shed more light on who killed the two girls.
However, there is not hard evidence proving the guilt of main suspect Abdallah Ait Oud, who is still being remanded in custody on charges of kidnapping, murder and rape.
Ait Oud — who has previously been convicted on child sex offences — will appear in court for a remand hearing in five days time. He denies any involvement in the murder.
Stacy, 7, and Nathalie, 10, disappeared from a Liège street party on the night of 9 June. Their bodies were found on 28 June in a storm water drain.
Both girls had been strangled and the eldest one, Nathalie had been raped.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news