05/30/2013 08:03 am ET

Investigators Analyse Ashes Taken From The House Of One Of The Suspects As Dutch Heist Paintings Feared Burnt

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BUCHAREST (AFP).- Investigators are analysing ashes found in the house of a Romanian suspect charged for the spectacular Dutch museum heist, judicial sources said Wednesday, raising fears that the seven stolen masterpieces may have been burnt.

"Tests are underway, they will take some time," Gabriela Neagu, a spokeswoman for the Romanian prosecutor's office, told AFP.

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