Adventure

Hikers Murdered in Argentina

Man detained in students' deaths

Argentine authorities are investigating the deaths of two French tourists found murdered in a popular hiking area in the arid northwestern province of Salta. Hikers spotted the bodies of Cassandre Bouvier and Houria Moumni on Friday near San Lorenzo Hill, a lookout to the west of the provincial capital. Both women had been shot to death with a .22-caliber revolver, and one showed signs of sexual assault. Bouvier and Moumni, both 30, were were studying Latin America at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris. The pair were last seen at their hotel on July 16. Police have taken one suspect, a local horse renter, into custody.

Read more at the AFP

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.
Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News
More Adventure