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Suspect identified in cult dead

Geneva - A Swiss man suspected of being responsible for at least three of last week's 53 cult deaths in Switzerland and Canada was identified yesterday among the dead.

Police from the canton of Valais said the corpse of Joel Egger, 35, was among the 25 bodies found in three charred chalets in Granges-sur-Salvan. Police are reported to suspect that Egger and a female sect member, Dominique Bellaton, travelled to Canada and killed a family of three in Quebec four days before the deaths in Switzerland. Antonio Dutoit, his British wife Nicky, and their three-month-old son, were found in the gutted remains of a house in Morin Heights, north of Montreal. The baby had been stabbed in the heart. Reuter