Jewish Politician Found Beaten and Stabbed to Death in Paris Suburb

A 73 year-old Jewish politician was found beaten and stabbed to death in a Paris suburb on Tuesday.

He was missing from synagogue the day before.
Alain Ghozland
Alain Ghozland was a municipal councillor in Creteil, and initial reports suspect he was murdered. (Yeshiva World)

Ghozland’s apartment appeared to have been rummaged through and his car was missing.

The Local reported, via Vlad Tepes:

A Jewish politician who was found dead in his home in the suburbs of Paris on Tuesday was stabbed and beaten, his relatives have reportedly said.

Alain Ghozland, a city councilor in Créteil, a suburb of Paris, was found dead at home on Tuesday morning.

His brother found the body after Ghozland had not showed up to the synagogue the day before, according to reports in the Metro newspaper.

Police in France are yet to comment on how the 73-year-old, a prominent member of the local Jewish community, had died, but relatives of Ghozland told Metro that there were signs he had been stabbed and beaten.

A police source told Metro newspaper that it was simply too early to tell how he died. Early investigations report that the man’s apartment had been searched and a car belonging to the victim had disappeared.

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