The excavations to try to find the body of Estelle Mouzin, who disappeared in 2003, will resume, Monday, in the Ardennes, in the presence of Monique Olivier, the ex-wife of the serial killer Michel Fourniret, announced a source close to the dossier this Friday.

After fifteen days of interruption to proceed with the deforestation of an area at the exit of the town of Issancourt-et-Rumel, excavations will resume next week.

Monique Olivier's confession

Before stopping for deforestation, the gendarmes had already started to search the area in early April, on the instructions of Monique Olivier. The former accomplice of the "Ogre des Ardennes" recognized for the first time on April 1 a role in the kidnapping of Estelle Mouzin, kidnapped eighteen years ago on the way to school in Guermantes en Seine -and-Marne.

During this interrogation, Monique Olivier had indicated a path at the entrance to the forest where she said she had accompanied Michel Fourniret, before letting him go and bury the body of the 9-year-old girl.

The serial killer ended up confessing in March 2020 his responsibility in this case.

He was then indicted for "kidnapping and forcible confinement followed by death".

Several excavations have already been undertaken in the region in recent months, without yielding results.


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