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Revelations in the Estelle Mouzin affair: “An important step”, but “the main thing is to find the body”

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The killer’s ex-wife, Monique Olivier, completed the first confession made in January before the investigating judge. She now claims that Michel Fourniret kidnapped, raped and strangled the girl in Ville-sur-Lumes.

The revelations which corroborated Friday August 21 the implication of the serial killer Michel Fourniret in the disappearance of Estelle Mouzin in 2003, are “an important step” but “the main thing is to find the body”, reacted one of the lawyers of the family, with AFP. “There is also a feeling of anger because it’s been fifteen years since we said that we had to explore the Fourniret track thoroughly,” lamented Me Corinne Hermann, who defends the Mouzin family alongside Me Didier Seban. For them, “justice put so many brakes before the case arrives in the hands of judge” Sabine Khéris, under whose aegis the investigations have made enormous progress for two years.

“It is a new stage which marks out this file, it was necessary all these years to turn the course of the events”, however welcomed the lawyer. The killer’s ex-wife, Monique Olivier, “gives elements of this terrible scenario, so it’s an important step. But it remains only one step because the main thing is to find Estelle’s body”, disappeared on January 9, 2003 in Guermantes (Seine-et-Marne), however recalled Me Hermann.

Monique Olivier claims that Michel Fourniret kidnapped, raped and strangled the girl

Monique Olivier completed this week with the first confessions passed in January before the examining magistrate. She now claims that Michel Fourniret kidnapped, raped and strangled the girl in Ville-sur-Lumes (Ardennes), in the house of her sister who died a few months earlier. The Fourniret track had been investigated from his arrest in June 2003 in Belgium after an attempted kidnapping. But investigators had ruled him out in 2007.

More than ten years later, Michel Fourniret will make the first disturbing statements corroborating his involvement, until a confession, still vague and incomplete, last March. Three other cases in which Michel Fourniret is the only suspect are still being investigated by Judge Khéris at the Paris court: the disappearance of Marie-Angèle Domece in 1988, the death of Joanna Parrish in 1990 and the kidnapping in 1993 by Lydie Logé.

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