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French: Turkish suspect probed in Kurd killings

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 21, 2013 at 1:20 pm •  Published: January 21, 2013

Murder weapons have not been found, but investigators believe only one was used in the attack. The investigators say they found a bag in Guney's car that had traces of gun powder on it, and that police say the bag may have been carrying a gun.

Video evidence from a nearby store, a parking garage and elsewhere shows Guney entering the Kurdish Information Center with Cansiz at 11:29 a.m. He left briefly to return to a nearby parking garage and was seen returning to the center at 12:11 p.m., the prosecutor said. Guney was in the center, where the bodies were found for about 45 minutes, leaving at 12:56 p.m., Molins said.

Investigators place the time of deaths at between 12:43 p.m. and 1:21 p.m.

When confronted with the video evidence of his presence at the center, Guney initially told police he had "forgotten" to tell them he had returned to the center, Molins. Later, Guney claimed the videotapes must have been manipulated, according to the prosecutor.

The other two victims were identified as Leyla Soylemez and Fidan Dogan, Kurdish activists in their 20s.

Many Kurds flocked to Paris from Germany and Turkey to mourn the deaths of the three women.