Jewish French politician Alain Ghozland, who was serving as a municipal councilor in Creteil, was found dead in his apartment on Tuesday, according to Breitbart.
Though the specifics of the incident have not been revealed to the public, police sources quoted by French publication Le Figaro said the apartment showed signs of forced entry and the politician was found with multiple stab wounds.
The 73-year-old, Algeria-born councilor was found by his brother, who went to his apartment after the politician was not able to make it to synagogue the day before. His apartment was allegedly ransacked, and his car was found to have been missing, reports The Times of Israel.
Ghozland was one of the leaders in the local Jewish community, and his father is credited with helping establish the local Jewish association. Due to his very active voice in the current state of Jewish affairs, the politician's death has shaken the Jewish community in the area.
Authorities have stated that numerous factors behind the councilor's death are being explored. Ghozland's family, for one, suspects that his death might have been the result of an anti-Semitic attack, according to The Jerusalem Post.
A full-scale investigation to uncover the possible motivations behind the councilman's murder is now underway.