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The "Hail" (Part 2): the mysterious killer was a gendarme ... the epilogue of a 35-year-old cold case


PODCAST. Continuation and end of our story on the hunt for this rapist and serial murderer. Not found for decades, he says he did not

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He had been summoned a few days earlier to the PJ of Montpellier as part of the investigation into "Hail", a man suspected of at least three murders and six rapes between 1986 and 1994.

Cornered, François Vérove, a retired 59-year-old policeman, empties his bank accounts and evaporates without notifying his relatives.

He committed suicide during the night of September 30 to October 1, at Grau-du-Roi in the Gard, and left a letter in which he confessed to having committed "unforgivable crimes" in the past.

The analysis of a DNA sample taken after his death confirms this: this grandfather above all suspicion has indeed been the wanted criminal for 35 years.

Source code recounts this affair in two parts with two journalists from Le Parisien: Denis Courtine from the Île-de-France investigation unit and Damien Delseny, head of the police-justice service.

Second part.


Editorial management: Pierre Chausse - Editor-in-chief: Jules Lavie - Reporter: Ambre Rosala - Production: Sarah Hamny, Marion Bothorel, Raphaël Pueyo and Thibault Lambert - Production and mixing: Julien Montcouquiol - Music: François Clos, Audio Network, Epidemic Sound - Graphic identity: Upian - Archives: LCI, BFM TV.

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