Police have determined that white paint chips found on the Mercedes came from a Fiat Uno made before 1987, sources close to the probe said Thursday. The painstaking tests are being conducted by the top police crime lab in Paris.
Last week, scientists submitted a partial report containing the new information to Judge Herve Stephan, who is investigating the case, the sources said. For weeks, police have been combing through records of about 112,000 Fiat Unos registered in the Paris area. The presence of the "second car" was revealed after shards of glass from an Uno's headlights were found on the scene.