Argentine investigators stage tourist slay scene

Associated Press
** CORRECTS SUSPECT'S NAME IN LAST SENTENCE** Suspect Daniel Vilte, walks handcuffed and escorted by police officers in Quebrada de San Lorenzo, near Salta, Argentina, Friday Aug. 26, 2011. Vilte was taken to the area for a re-enactment of the murders of French tourists Cassandre Bouvier and Houria Moumni. Bouvier, 29, and Moumni, 23, were found on July 29 after being raped and shot to death on July 15 along a hiking and horseback riding trail in the mountainous and forested park just above the provincial capital of Salta. Vilte and two other men were arrested in connection with their rape and murders. (AP Photo/Agencia Foto Magna)
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SALTA, Argentina (AP) — Investigators in Argentina have recreated the crime scene where two French tourists were raped and shot to death.

Officials say Friday's effort has shown contradictions between the suspects' accounts about how the women were attacked on a scenic hiking trail.

Investigative Judge Martin Perez led the three-hour reconstruction. The three main suspects were led in handcuffs and bulletproof vests up the Quebrada de San Lorenzo trail outside Salta where the bodies of Cassandre Bouvier and Moumni Houria were discovered on July 29.

Suspect Gustavo Lasi claims he only raped the younger woman and wasn't there when suspects Santos Clemente Vera and Daniel Octavio Vilte shot Frenchwomen to death. The other two accuse Lasi of lying.

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