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French Aristocrat Suspected of Murdering Family Eludes Authorities Yet Again


French Aristocrat Suspected of Murdering Family Eludes Authorities Yet Again
An image taken in Paris reveals a lady taking a look at a nonetheless body taken from a surveillance digicam, and launched on the Italian RAI TV web site, of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes, a person suspected of murdering his household, withdrawing money from an ATM in Roquebrune-sur-Argens on April 14, 2011. French authorities issued a global arrest warrant on May 10, 2011 for Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes, suspected of murdering his spouse and 4 kids earlier than occurring the run. A false alarm raised on Friday by Scottish authorities raised many’s hopes that the suspected killer would lastly face justice. Thomas Coex/Getty

European media shops went wild Friday on the announcement that Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès had been apprehended in Scotland. Dupont de Ligonnès, a French nationwide, has been on the run since April 2011, when authorities found the our bodies of his spouse, Agnes, the couple’s 4 kids, and the household’s two pet labradors buried of their yard.

But a DNA take a look at shortly confirmed that man detained in Glasgow on Friday night was not, in actual fact, Dupont de Ligonnès, including yet one more ripple to the eight-year thriller surrounding the aristocrat’s disappearance.

Though France formally banned social courses within the late 1700s throughout the French Revolution, many households nonetheless hint their ancestry again to “noble” beginnings. De Ligonnès was considered one of them. He would have been a rely in France’s bygone aristocracy, a reality he reportedly alluded to in an email through which he known as himself a part of the nation’s elite and wrote: “I think I’ve got a superiority complex, you could call it that. But it’s based on a simple observation: I belong to a group of people who are intelligent, determined, balanced and in good moral and physical health. Such people are rare compared to the masses.”

But regardless of his pedigree, de Ligonnès was drowning in debt by early 2011. According to a 2016 book concerning the manhunt for de Ligonnès, he wrote in an e mail a yr earlier than his household’s homicide that “a definitive decision must be made: suicide collectively or alone.”

Evidence gathered within the eight years since his disappearance factors to a fastidiously deliberate homicide. De Ligonnès did goal observe with a rifle he inherited from his father. He knowledgeable his kids’s faculties and his spouse’s employer that the household can be shifting away on brief discover. He bought a silencer, chalk lyme and a spade.

When police searched the household’s home on suggestions from involved neighbors, they discovered a severed leg underneath the terrace, which finally led them to the 5 our bodies. But regardless of de Ligonnès proclamation on suicide, no hint of his physique was ever discovered.

In the final confirmed sighting of de Ligonnès, he was caught on a safety digicam leaving a price range lodge close to the Côte d’Azur on April 15, 2011. In January 2018, police raided a close-by monastery after churchgoers reported seeing the needed man dressed as a monk. The cleric in query, Brother Jean-Marie Joseph, informed the Huffington Post he led the officers on an intensive tour of the grounds earlier than they informed him he was their suspect–a proven fact that amazed the monk, who mentioned he doesn’t resemble the suspect.

Similarly, the particular person of curiosity detained in Scotland on Friday apparently didn’t seem like de Ligonnès, although his description reportedly matched Europol’s.

While de Ligonnès stays at giant, legislation enforcement stays on alert for the disgraced aristocrat, who they imagine is touring with stolen paperwork and an altered look.

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