Self-confessed French serial killer and wife in reconstruction of girl's abduction

18th October 2004, Comments 0 comments

NAMUR, Belgium, Oct 17 (AFP) - A Frenchman who has admitted killing nine people in France and Belgium - seven of them young girls - on Sunday took part in the reconstruction of the alleged abduction of one of his victims.

NAMUR, Belgium, Oct 17 (AFP) - A Frenchman who has admitted killing nine people in France and Belgium - seven of them young girls - on Sunday took part in the reconstruction of the alleged abduction of one of his victims.  

Michel Fourniret was accompanied by his estranged wife Monique Olivier in the reconstruction organised to establish whether of not there was premeditation in the abduction of Elisabeth Brichet, 12, in 1989.  

Fourniret remained in an armoured car throughout the reconstruction. Olivier, handcuffed and wearing a bullet-proof vest, walked the length of the crime scene.  

"Both perfectly recognised the place. Michel Fourniret provided all the necessary information from the car. We can only confirm the version of events advanced up to this point," said prosecutor Cedric Visart de Bocarme.  

Fourniret, 62, was arrested in Belgium in June last year over the abduction of minors and sexual misconduct. He has admitted to nine murders in France and Belgium.  

According to both Fourniret and Olivier's confessions, Fourniret lured Elisabeth into his car outside her home in Namur before driving her to one of his homes in Floing, in northeastern France, where he sexually assaulted her.  

He then allegedly took her to another of his properties, the nearby Sautou castle, where he sexually assaulted her for a second time before killing her and burying the body. Police discovered her remains on July 3.  

Olivier claims Fourniret also murdered an au pair hired by the couple in 1993. The girl's identity remains a mystery.   

It is expected that Fourniret will eventually face trial in France, where most of the murders took place.

© AFP

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