Of the members of the David-Feraun family, who fell under strange circumstances from the 7th floor of a luxurious house in Montreux, on the shores of Lake Geneva, only the 15-year-old Allan survived the family tragedy.
Hospitalized in critical condition, the only survivor of this family tragedy, according to a police spokesman, qualifies for health reasons as “stabilized“and would not be in a coma. Only he could keep”clue to a mysterious family tragedy“, according to a Sunday newspaper that revealed the identities of the dead on March 27.
The strange design of the David-Feraun family
On Thursday, March 24, shortly after 6 am, two gendarmes appeared on the seventh floor of this luxurious building at 37 Casino Street, where a family of French citizens has lived since 2014. As Vaudois police recalled, it was about the execution of a warrant for the involvement of Eric David, the father, issued by the prefecture in connection with Allan’s home schooling.
The gendarmes knock on the door and a voice from within answers”Who is there?before a great silence reigned inside. Thus, the police representatives would have to wait for almost half an hour on the spot before leaving the premises without being disturbed by a special movement in the apartment.
At this time, a witness turned to the police, who said that several people had fallen from the balcony of the apartment. On the ground on the road were the bodies of five people: Father Eric David, 40, his wife Nasreen Feraun, 41, her twin sister Narjiss Feraun, and the couple’s two children, an 8-year-old woman and the eldest Allan, who, having fallen from 25 meters high, still showing signs of life.
They severed all family ties
On the path of chance (the balcony did not collapse), on the path of collective suicide, other hypotheses are considered, such as murder against the background of sectarian, survivalist practices, beliefs in the end of the world. How this family is described by neighbors as “restrained“, “isolated“, “strange“According to the testimony collected by the Swiss newspapers, could she have lost her life in this way?
An equation with several unknowns that Swiss investigators are trying to solve thanks to investigations carried out inside the apartment itself, examination of telephone and computer equipment, and forensic reports conducted on the victims. the presence of toxic or medicinal products. Hearings from members of the David-Feraun family should learn more about the missing, who have severed ties with their loved ones for several years now.
It is this conclusion that surprises in a prosperous family, with a brilliant professional career. This Saturday, one of the couple’s brother-in-law told JDD that he would “be overwhelmed”; indicating no news for 15 years. “Six months after their wedding, Eric and Nasreen violently ended their relationship without any explanation.The last time he met Nasrin Faraun was on a Parisian street with his carriage, where his nephew Allan was. Moreover, according to Swiss authorities, the 8-year-old girl who died on Thursday is not listed in any administrative register. as opposed to a teenager.
Three rooms filled with food and medicine
According to the newspaper Weather, three of the five rooms were fully stocked with food and medicine, and the family lived in the remaining two rooms. The statements of the occupant of the house confirm this curious gathering of the occupants of the 7th floor on 24 hours.
He told Swiss media that investigators entering the premises would have found the apartment lined with boxes up to the ceiling. “Food boxes, tin cans, medicines”he commented, assuring that the family received daily “three or four parcels in the mail”. After all, with everything the police found, “was enough to fill two trucks.”
“They started by asking if there were anti-nuclear shelters in the basement and if they were well ventilated. That’s not exactly the question you ask first!”, the resident told the Swiss media. “Were they preparing for the end of the world?“, – finished the interlocutor.
Two granddaughters of the writer Moulud Feraun.
We know that the two women who died were named Nasrin and Narjiss. They were twin sisters, both doctors, they are 41 years old. They were the granddaughters of the Algerian writer Moulud Feraun, whose disappearance was marked on March 15 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his disappearance at the request of Emmanuel Macron. An author close to Albert Camus and a humanist teacher was murdered in cold blood by the OAS in the heights of the capital.
Former students of the Lycée Henry IV in Paris, the two sisters grew up in a wealthy environment between a computer scientist father and a housewife mother in a family of five children. Eric David’s wife and mother of two, settled as a dentist in Vernon in Ayr in 2008 and moved to Switzerland with her husband in 2014. A period that would coincide with the birth of a daughter. She then worked for a year in an orthodontic practice in Bulle, Canton of Friborg.
The first challenge in a flawless journey: in December 2014, the Friborg Health Service withdrew his license to practice for administrative reasons.
His sister Narjis Feraun, an ophthalmologist, has been working part-time at the Sion Eye Clinic in Valais for the past few months. For seven years she was separated from her husband, a Frenchman living in Lausanne and a computer security specialist.
Father: The Way of a Genius
The last one at his door, the last one to show signs of life to a third party. Has two constables. Eric David never opened up to the two men and remained silent until his body was found at the foot of his house. A brilliant man with a hazy career in recent years… On LinkedIn, a profile picture shows a smiling man in the deserted stands of what appears to be the Stade de France, wearing glasses with a badge that appears to be one from Euro 2016 football.
He positions himself as an independent ticket sales consultant and has seven years of experience in three major French ministries, three years of project management in a Swiss company and a research fellowship in France. He has 316 relationships with seemingly no public relationships.
According to the Sunday paper, Eric David grew up in Marseille, in a quiet residence in the south district, the city’s favorite area. According to the JDD it is described as “tactful and gifted student, best in class“, ex-comrade.
In 2014, as he states on his Linkedin CV, he graduated from a prestigious top 5 polytechnic institute and then worked in several ministries (budget, foreign affairs, youth and sports) as an expert from 2006 to 2013 on information technologies. In 2013, Eric David joined Secutix, an online ticketing company in Lausanne, and in 2016 he set up his own company.
Neighbors describe him as a quiet man who dressed in shorts in winter and summer, who rarely went out and did not come into contact with neighbors.