The new investigating judge in charge of the Estelle Mouzin case asked the gendarmes to focus exclusively on the assumption Michel Fourniret, the killer of the Ardennes, believing that the track of the serial killer had not been sufficiently explored.
"The most serious track will finally be investigated [...] This is very good news . The joy of Me Didier Seban, the lawyer of Estelle Mouzin's parents, joined by FranceInfo, is palpable. As a form of liberation. And there is something. For years, the parents of little Estelle Mouzin, who had disappeared 16 years ago, were struggling to make the trail of the serial killer Fourniret even deeper.
"We regret that the judicial police of Versailles has rejected the assumption Fourniret to 99%" confided the lawyer to Ouest-France a year ago. The evil is now repaired with the help of the new investigating judge in charge of the case Estelle Mouzin. "The investigating judge knows Michel Fourniret perfectly , " explained the other lawyer of Estelle's father, Maître Corinne Hermann.
"Let the family have the truth"
And for good reason, as reports RTL , the magistrate directs other investigations that concern Michel Fourniret. A proximity that allowed him to develop an intuition: the case Fourniret has not been sufficiently dug in the case Mouzin.
So to avoid missing any fact or clue, she decided to change investigators. "The gendarmes will come to reinforce the police to conduct the investigation. Their mission is to focus exclusively on the Fourniret hypothesis and review everything with a fresh eye , " says RTL . And Corinne Hermann adds: "With two different services, we may be much more likely to succeed on this file finally, and that the family has the truth. "
In July 2019 already, the Court of Cassation had agreed to disorient the investigation of Meaux in Paris, with the appointment of a new magistrate. Objective: to have a fresh and fresh look at the thorny affair Estelle Mouzin and its possible links with Michel Fourniret.
Provide and evoked from the beginning
Since 2003, the shadow of the killer of the Ardennes has not stopped hovering over the case Estelle Mouzin. Already at the time of the disappearance of the girl, then aged 9, the name of Michel Fourniret is mentioned. Fourniret is suspected of having kidnapped many children, Estelle could very well be one of them.
But, over the years, no conclusive element can connect the killer of the Ardennes to the fate of the girl. The man denies the abduction of Estelle Mouzin en bloc, even manages to dig up an alibi and expertise of thousands of hairs and hair taken in his car do not allow to find DNA traces of the girl ... Clearly, the police white cabbage and abandon the Fourniret case in this case.
In 2015, Fourniret's wife, Monique Olivier, revealed that she had provided an alibi to her husband in the Estelle Mouzin affair. The investigation seems to take off again but finally falls quickly like a soufflé in 2018 as a result of "indecent confession" provided by Fourniret himself and a search of the home of his ex-wife who gives nothing.
Monique Olivier will be heard again this year in the context of the case Estelle Mouzin after entrusting, the magistrate, "have things to reveal . " The date of the audition remains for the moment unknown.
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