according to his ex-wife, Michel Fourniret kidnapped, raped and strangled the girl

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Monique Olivier, the former wife of Michel Fourniret, was heard all week by the examining magistrate in charge of the investigation into the disappearance of little Estelle Mouzin, in January 2003.

by Clémence Chevallet

During one of these hearings this week, Monique Olivier affirmed that Michel Fourniret had kidnapped and killed Estelle Mouzin in the Ardennes, according to her lawyer, Me Richard Delgenes. "She declared that he had kidnapped her, had taken her on January 9, 2003 to Ville-sur-Lumes for kidnapping and that he had raped and strangled her," she said.

Following her statements, Monique Olivier was indicted for "complicity". But "there are still investigations to be carried out" added Me Richard Delgenes, in particular to discover the body of Estelle Mouzin.

Monique Olivier, 71, was extracted Tuesday morning from her prison in Fleury-Mérogis and then taken to judge Sabine Khéris, who planned to conduct several interrogations of the former accomplice of "the ogre of the Ardennes" until Friday. The objective of these hearings being to sweep the four cases entrusted to the judge in which Michel Fourniret is involved. Starting with the murder of Estelle Mouzin, whose body is still wanted today.

Little Estelle would have been taken to the Ardennes

According to the testimony of Monique Olivier, Michel Fourniret would have left their home in Sainte-Custine in Belgium the morning of the disappearance of Estelle Mouzin. After kidnapping her after leaving school, the killer allegedly took her to her sister's house in Ville-sur-Lumes, in the Ardennes, where he then raped and strangled her. Monique Olivier should still be heard this Friday afternoon.

Last November already, Monique Olivier had already refuted Michel Fourniret's alibi for the day of the kidnapping. The latter had told the magistrate that she was the author of a phone call made from the couple's Belgian home on the evening of Estelle Mouzin's disappearance; phone call which until then served as alibi to Michel Fourniret.
In March, the killer ended up acknowledging "his participation in the facts", statements which were then qualified as "a hollow confession" by the girl's family.

As a reminder, the 77-year-old serial killer had already been convicted between 1987 and 2001 for the murders of eight young women.

L "" hope "to find the body for the family

Justice and the family are therefore still waiting for answers to find the girl's body.
In the middle of June, excavations were carried out in the former house of Michel Fourniret's sister in Ville-sur-Lumes, in the Ardennes, then in the castle of Sautou, which belonged to the killer. Despite the device deployed by the gendarmes, the research has, for the moment, still given nothing.

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