New search at Fourniret home for body of au pair

13th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

13 April 2005, BRUSSELS – Police started fresh searches at serial killer Michel Fourniret's Belgian home on Wednesday morning.

13 April 2005

BRUSSELS – Police started fresh searches at serial killer Michel Fourniret's Belgian home on Wednesday morning.

'Le Soir' reported that police have begun in one specific room on the ground floor of the house in Sart-Custinne in the Belgian Ardennes.

Earlier this week, police said they hoped to find "at least" one body in the searches, based on the confessions of the killer's wife Monique Olivier in March.

The searches are the third that detectives have carried out in the last two years at the property. Investigators say the search will last "two or three weeks".

Among the bodies which could be buried at the home is that of the young au pair who worked for Fourniret and his wife in the 1990s.

Olivier claims Fourniret murdered her after trying to rape her.

Meanwhile, French investigators have said that before the end of the month Fourniret will face new questioning in Belgium in connection with another murder they believe he could have committed.

The public prosecutor from the French city of Reims, Yves Charpenel, told journalists on Wednesday that Fourniret would be questioned in connection with the disappearance of Isabelle Laville, who went missing in France's Yonne region in 1987.

Charpenel added that Fourniret may help police with any possible searches for the girl's remains.


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Subject: Belgian news

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