French Billionaire Claude Dray Shot Dead by Mystery Assailant
3:15 pm, October 27th | by Hillary Reinsberg
In a scene that sounds straight out of Clue or film noir thriller, a billionaire French businessman has been found shot and dead in a Paris mansion where he housed a massive art collection. What happened?
Claude Dray was a billionaire hotelier who owned exclusive hotels around the world, most notably St. Tropez’s Hotel de Paris, a playground for the rich and famous.
He was shot last night, according to The Daily Mail, and was found with three bullet holes in his neck. It all went down at his mansion “Villa Madrid,” located in the uber-wealthy suburb of Paris, Neuilly. He used the mansion to store his major art collection. Nothing, however, was stolen.
In a billionaires-only twist, “he was found by his butler dressed only in a T-shirt and shorts.”
Apparently Dray had been a target before, and his house was armed accordingly with security guards, infrared alarm sensors and a camera system. So it’s pretty amazing that someone was able to get in.
Police are investigating the 76-year-old’s bizarre death — more details are sure to follow.