In front of Judge Khéris in March 2020, Michel Fourniret froze. The magistrate has just presented him with a photo of three little girls playing in the snow. In this photo dated January 5, 2003 – four days before Estelle Mouzin's disappearance – the little girl in the red sweater poses with her neighbor Megan and another friend. "Don't you think you can be mistaken between the two girls?" the judge asked about Megan and Estelle. The killer is speechless.
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"Did you just realize that the girl you kidnapped wasn't the one you had spotted?" asked Sabine Khéris the next morning. Fourniret's elliptical answer. Three years after this hearing, Megan will appear before the Hauts-de-Seine Assize Court on Thursday, December 7. Caught by a fleeting impression, the room freezes. That pretty young woman with brown hair, it could be Estelle. And twenty years ago, Megan could have been Estelle.
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