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Monique Olivier's trial: a friend of Estelle Mouzin tells how she escaped Fourniret's clutches

2023-12-07T14:37:33.306Z

Highlights: Monique Olivier's trial: a friend of Estelle Mouzin tells how she escaped Fourniret's clutches. The young woman, who was 11 years old at the time of the incident, was almost kidnapped. She later revealed this episode to the investigators, in June 2003, when they came to interview all the inhabitants of the village. During her interview, she describes the white van, draws the face of the man who tried to kidnap it and then helps design a sketch. His drawing as a child, shown to the audience, bears a striking resemblance to the serial killer.


The young woman, who was 11 years old at the time of the incident, was almost kidnapped by serial killer Michel Fourniret, shortly before Estelle Mouzin's disappearance.


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I think he was the one who approached me that day": a friend of Estelle Mouzin came to tell on Thursday, December 7 at the trial of Monique Olivier in Nanterre, about the attempted kidnapping of which she was the victim by Michel Fourniret a few weeks before the disappearance of the little girl.

Before the Hauts-de-Seine Assize Court, Michel Fourniret's ex-wife, Monique Olivier, is on trial for complicity in kidnapping and kidnapping followed by death to the detriment of Estelle Mouzin, a nine-year-old child who disappeared in Guermantes (Seine-et-Marne) on 9 January 2003.

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Today, I think there is no longer any doubt: it was indeed Michel Fourniret who approached me on December 19, 2002," said the 32-year-old, Estelle's neighbour. One evening in December, "it's dark and cold," she walks home from school, carrying her school bag and sports bag, when a white van pulls up to her. Behind the wheel, an "unshaven man with glasses" points out that "it looks very heavy" and offers to take her home.

She refuses, he insists. Again refused. He eventually leaves. "He looked disappointed," said Megan, who said she "froze" before running home. She later revealed this episode to the investigators, in June 2003, when they came to interview all the inhabitants of the village. During her interview, she describes the white van, draws the face of the man who tried to kidnap it and then helps design a sketch. His drawing as a child, shown to the audience, bears a striking resemblance to Michel Fourniret.

'No more doubts'

It was only in 2019 that the gendarmes of the Dijon research section showed her photos of Michel Fourniret, so that she could formally identify the one who tried to kidnap her. She had told them then that there were "no longer too many doubts": it was indeed Michel Fourniret who had accosted her. "But why didn't you take down the license plate?" the president asks her dryly, asking her if she participated in the white marches, is a member of the Estelle Mouzin association, or even if she has followed the case closely.

Megan was 11 years old at the time of the incident, the public prosecutor and two assessors recalled. "When you were 11 years old, you had no reason to look at the license plate," a benevolent assessor tells him. "It feels like he's being accused! She is moved, this interrogation is unbearable!" said Didier Seban, a lawyer for the civil parties, criticizing the president's tone towards the young woman.

Megan also talked about her friendship with Estelle, their last weekend playing in the snow and making snowmen in the garden. And the guilt that still gnaws at her. "It could have been me, and not my girlfriend."

Source: lefigaro

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