(The AEGIS Alliance) – An ex-French armed forces police officer left a suicide note in which he admitted he was the infamous serial killer responsible for a number of rapes and murders that date back to the 1980s.
Aged 59 Francois Verove confessed he had been the “Le Grêlé” or “The Pockmarked Man” as authorities swarmed in on him for criminal offenses consisting of the rape and murder of an age 11 girl that happened in 1986, according to the French newspaper Le Parisien.
Verove committed suicide on Wednesday in the city of Grau- du-Roi by taking a deadly dosage of medication following him eluding a DNA test that could possibly connect him to the long-unsolved criminal offenses, Le Parisien wrote.
The apparent killer, that had gotten married with 2 kids, stated in the suicide note that he had been “not well” in the course of his spree, which evidently stopped in the 1990s, however, he stated he had pulled himself together, according to BBC News.
“The Pockmarked Man” is strongly believed to have been responsible for the 1986 rape and murder of the age 11 girl Cécile Bloch in Fountainebleau. The girl’s body had been discovered stabbed to death in the cellar of the apartment where her family members resided.
A witness stated he encountered a man in the elevator on the day the murder happened that had pockmarks on the skin of his face and body, resulting in the nickname, as well as an artist’s illustration of the suspect that was displayed on the walls of the neighborhood police department for many years.
The male suspect in the elevator said to the witness to have a “very, very good day,” the witness pointed out while being interviewed by Sud Ouest in 2015.
DNA connected “The Pockmarked Man” to some other unlawful acts, including a 1987 double murder, the 1994 murder of age 19 teenage woman Karine Leroy as well as 6 rapes that consisted of victims as youthful as 11 years of age.
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