Michel Wuttmann was the French archaeologist found dead in his Cairo apartment on Monday, and Egyptian officials investigating the case say there was no sign of forced entry, his mouth had injuries around it, and his laptop and cell phone are missing, Ahram.org reported.
Wuttmann, 60, was visited by two young men on Monday night, and police sources are pointing the finger of suspicion at them.
It appears that the victim may have been smothered to death according to the same police sources, and the case is under investigation.
The French Archeological Institute is expressing its condolences in the death of Michel Wuttmann on their website, stating the following:
The colleagues and friends of Michel Wuttmann are very sad to announce his death at his home in Cairo on the 10th of February, 2013. Condolences can be made in the condolence book at IFAO, care of Madam Aida Kolta, or sent by email (until 10 March, 2013) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IFAO plans to print out the condolence book and messages and provide them to the family of Wuttmann thereafter.