French serial killer is found dead after 35 years on the run

French serial killer is found dead after 35 years on the run
French serial killer is found dead after 35 years on the run
French serial killer is found dead after 35 years on the run: Ex-cop linked to child rape and murders in the 80s and 90s committed suicide as net closed in French serial killer Francois Verove, 59, was found dead in a fishing viallage Armed forces officer was wanted for the murder and rape of young girls  In his most notorious case he is thought to have murdered an 11-year-old girl 

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A French serial killer has been found dead after 35 years on the run, just as police were closing in on is identity.

The 59-year-old armed forces officer — nicknamed 'Le Grele' or 'pockmarked' — had been wanted by police since the 1980s for the murder and rape of young girls. 

But the man, named as Francois Verove, committed suicide in a rented apartment on the Mediterranean coast leaving a written confession, a source close to the case told AFP. 

In his most notorious case, he was suspected of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl named Cecile, who was found dead in the basement of the Paris building where she lived. 

He was also believed to have strangled a couple to death in the central Marais district of the capital in 1987.

A 59-year-old French serial killer has been found dead after 35 years on the run. The man had been wanted by police since the 1980s. He was nicknamed 'Le Grele' or 'pockmarked'

A 59-year-old French serial killer has been found dead after 35 years on the run. The man had been wanted by police since the 1980s. He was nicknamed 'Le

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