Fourniret probe widened to Germany

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9 July 2004, WIESBADEN – Police investigations into the confessed French serial killer Michel Fourniret have been extended to Germany with a probe launched into a number of unsolved murders in the nation.

9 July 2004

WIESBADEN – Police investigations into the confessed French serial killer Michel Fourniret have been extended to Germany with a probe launched into a number of unsolved murders in the nation.

Germany's Federal Crime Bureau (BKA) has contacted authorities in Belgium about several murders that have remain open, the BKA said.

One concerns the case of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found by Bonn police in May 1996 near the western town of Euskirchen.

This is close to a highway leading to Belgium, where Fourniret, 62, has admitted killing and raping several of his victims.

Police having also reopened a number of unsolved murder cases in several other European states including the Netherlands and Austria.

In the light Fourniret's confessions, police in Austria have said they have reopened an investigation into the disappearance of a 10-year-old girl, Natascha Kampusch in 1998.

Fourniret has confessed to killing eight girls and women and one

man in Belgium and France between 1987 and 2001.

The Fourniret case has triggered calls for moves to strengthen cooperation between European nations on registering sex crimes.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: German news

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