Inform Alain and other friends of our departure. [78], On 9 January 2018, armed police raided the Saint-Desert monastery in Roquebrune-sur-Argens, the village where Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès was last seen, after several worshippers claimed that they had seen him there. Xavier is seen making several return trips from the house to his car, loading the car with large bags. He sends an email to his brother-in-law (Christine's husband), saying "everything's fine, Bertram, you'll hear more detailed news soon through Christine. The couple and three of the children dine in a restaurant in Nantes. They understand. Shortly afterwards, he sees Xavier "putting large bags into his car", a. Xavier and his wife, Agnes, and their four children: Arthur, 21, Thomas, 18, Anne, 16, and Benoit, 13, were gone—and deliberately so. Finally, it is surmised that due to the low headroom, the perpetrator would likely have both banged their head and rubbed their hair on the ceiling repeatedly, but no human skin cells, blood, or DNA were found there. OK, I'm going to put the kids to bed, say hi to everyone. She believes that "the information leaked to the media originates from sources with an interest in making the family disappear". So that's the real reason why we returned to France instead of settling in Miami (and not due to vaccinations that are supposedly "dangerous" for the children … those who have never "swallowed" this "bogus" reason can rest assured: they were right! There are two predominant theories about Xavier's death—that he killed himself after traveling to the south of France to revisit some of the places he'd lived growing up (he was spotted on security footage as he made the trek), or that he disappeared from sight and fled to a different country. [...] Investigations were carried out, but all that they have allowed us to ascertain is that the bodies share the same DNA. During this week, neighbours heard the family dogs howling for two consecutive nights and then never heard them again. On 9 April 2013, an operation was conducted to find the body of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès. Le père s'entraînait au tir avec une carabine munie d'un silencieux", "Geneviève de Ligonnès "était très froide, très directive, "Xavier de Ligonnès, un profil professionnel très flou", "Les métamorphoses de Xavier de Ligonnes", "Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, la trajectoire d'un touche-à-tout", "Le crâne rasé de Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès", "Meutres de Nantes les questions sans responses", "Votre radio d'opinions : émissions politiques, de société et de sport", "Tuerie de Nantes. [38], On 29 April, a search was carried out in the Var department. The house's shutters have been closed for more than a week and Agnès's car has been parked outside on the street the entire time. 30 kilometres (18 miles) from Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Colette Deromme disappears mysteriously from her villa in Lorgues. [6], Xavier created several businesses with limited success, most of which catered to travelling salespeople and restaurant guests. ... Maybe ...". Nothing about their lives would lead me to believe that anyone would have it in for them to this extent. [16] He was studying for a technical diploma in IT at the Saint-Gabriel private college in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre in the Vendée department, an hour's drive from Nantes. The oldest of the four children was not Xavier's biological son: Xavier and Agnès dated, broke up, then reconnected when she was pregnant by another man. Thomas, 18, was Xavier's oldest biological son, apparently shy and sweet, with an obsessive interest in music. The addresses and keys are on the living-room table. While the storyline is fictional, it is based on the Dupont de Ligonnès case, as well as that of John List. Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, suspecté d’avoir tué sa femme et ses quatre enfants à Nantes en avril 2011, n’a jamais été retrouvé, suscitant de nombreuses hypothèses pour savoir s’il est mort ou fugitif. During the day, investigators discover the remains of Agnès and the four children under the patio in the back garden of the house. De cette … Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès regarde l'historique internet de l'ordinateur familial. [81] This was too late for the French authorities to go to the airport in Paris, so they asked their Scottish counterparts to intercept the passenger upon arrival in Glasgow. The Dupont de Ligonnès family regularly attended this church, and Benoît was an altar server there. In a while from now, we will be able to send you some information by post. On 1 May 2015, the website reported that "DNA obtained from the personal effects around the body discovered on the evening of 28 April in Bagnols-en-Forêt is not that of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, but that of another man whose identity is currently unknown. [17] He was also employed as a waiter at a pizzeria in Nantes. Bye for now. Xavier spends the night of 13 to 14 April at a hotel in. This led to a major search effort. "I have a husband who is very old-fashioned in his way of being in the family: the father is the head, he gives an order, we execute it without seeing to question or understand, period!". Xavier writes on the Catholic online forum The affair is based on the idea that Xavier Dupont killed his family before burying them. In 2015, someone, signing as Dupont de Ligonnès, sent a Nantes journalist a picture of Dupont de Ligonnès' sons Arthur and Benoît. [62], According to an AFP press release in Le Monde, "administrators of a Catholic website, classified as fundamentalist by the episcopacy, confirmed that Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès was a member of their forum, where in 2010 he asked about the meaning of "sacrifice" and he recently became "aggressive"". In 2011, Xavier and Agnès lived at 55 Boulevard Robert Schuman in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique,[2][3][4] in a modest house in the western suburbs of the city. I thought he'd only just arrived! Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed ), memorial page for Anne Dupont De Ligonnès (2 Aug 1994–4 Apr 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. Anne and Benoît do not turn up at their school. By most accounts, the Dupont de Ligonnès family was a regular middle-class family. The official story is that we have been transferred to AUSTRALIA for work, without providing any specific details. Presents for Cédric (to share with Renaud and other friends who lend a helping hand) to thank you for your help: table football, piano, TV and other video equipment, CD/DVD collection, audio and video tapes, musical instruments (drum kit, guitar and bass, piano), plus some other things, which anyone can take (fridge, tumble dryer, etc. True crime fans could be close to a breakthrough on the subject of Episode 3, Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès. He was 20 years old at the time of his death. Xavier took on the child as his own, including giving Thomas his name (according to a friend who spears in the episode, this would have been quite unusual in Xavier's conservative circles). If possible, pursue Project Crystal: this could be a good project for Arthur, Laetitia's son, and maybe Edouard (and it would allow us to have a comfortable income when we return.). Neighbours in Nantes become concerned and contact the police. ", "Man believed to be suspect in 2011 French family killing arrested in Scotland", "Guy Joao, un homme " banal " pris dans le chaos de l'affaire Dupont de Ligonnès", "Dupont de Ligonnès. Where Is the Cast of 'Gilmore Girls' Now? The sad, mysterious case is detailed in Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries. (Bernard Hubert Marie DUPONT de LIGONNÈS) Hubert de Ligonnès. Anne and Benoît's school receives a letter signed by Xavier, stating that Anne and Benoît will be leaving the school and the family will be moving to Australia due to "urgent professional changes". [86] In 2013, in the blog that she created with her husband, Bertram de Verdun, she mentions an email that her brother wrote to two friends in July 2010. Agnès Hodanger was born on 9 November 1962 in Neuilly-sur-Seine in the suburbs of Paris. Xavier became the main suspect in the family's murder, and has never been found, alive or dead. The enclosed documents give an overview of the project – contact Cédric to pick up the stock of maps and tickets. After the tragedy become national news, the family's money troubles came to light, as well as reports of marital tension between Xavier and Agnes. It was revealed that the man had reported his passport stolen in 2014, but had since acquired a valid, legitimate replacement passport and has been travelling on that passport regularly since then. Also, go to Arthur's and Thomas's places to do the same thing: the landlords are aware. [11] She was 48 years old at the time of her death. On 12 October, following more thorough fingerprinting and a DNA test, it was announced that the arrested man was not Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, but a 69-year-old Portuguese-born French national visiting his Scottish wife in Dunoon. An unsigned letter dated 11 April 2011, purportedly from Xavier, was received by Xavier's close relatives. Someone purporting to be Xavier sent a note to a journalist in 2015, and there have been numerous sightings of him ever since—although police have never been able to confirm that any of these sightings were ever genuine. (Moreover, even with this cash boost, we have experienced temporary financial difficulties from time to time, as you all know, and we'd like to take this opportunity to once again thank Emmanuel and Bertram, who bailed us out in a timely manner by acting as our bankers.). Huh?! She was described as being very religious,[10] regularly attending mass with her children. The passenger was duly arrested by Police Scotland, who fingerprinted him before telling the French authorities: "This is your man." Investigators believe that Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès murdered his wife and three of his children on the night of 3 to 4 April, then murdered his son Thomas on the evening of 5 April. Xavier checks out of the hotel, abandoning his car there. [6] As manager of SELREF, Xavier hired six salespeople in 2003 and released them all shortly afterwards.[9]. The family's neighbours dispute Agnès's stated date of death. Xavier dines alone with his son Thomas at. Katherine’s a Boston-based contributing editor at Marie Claire online who covers celebrity, fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle—from “The Bachelor” to Everlane to Meghan Markle. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at A friend of Thomas who studied music with him confirmed that Thomas spent Tuesday afternoon with him at the friend's home in Angers, where they played music and watched television. "[88], Christine de Verdun also cites on her blog the difficulties faced by a person burying five people underneath the garden patio. ): so you don't need to do any sorting, just throw everything out … or keep it for yourself if you want (electrical appliances, etc.). [61], Following the disappearance of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, and based on elements of the police investigation reported by the media, "hundreds of French Internet users, fascinated by this curious crime, became improvised cyber-investigators and gained great excitement from recreating every digital trace left by Agnès and Xavier" on Facebook. La réponse en 50 ans de descente aux enfers. [...] In reality, nothing is certain in this affair, other than the fact that some bodies were found at 55 Boulevard Robert Schuman. She was also the most studious of the four children and attended a Catholic school called La Perverie. Through the Route des Commerciaux, I found myself in a different city every evening, with a legitimate reason to make contact with nightclub bosses (to invite them to be listed in the "Leisure" section of the RDC), so I (Xavier) was the ideal candidate: So once I was tested and briefed, I accepted my mission of working incognito for the DEA, under the condition that I maintain secrecy (which includes, even more importantly, the children). It would be good if you could spread this false story on Facebook and elsewhere. Of course, we send all our love and are thinking of you very much during this enforced separation; We'll have so many stories to tell you later on! How Celebs Are Celebrating 2020's Holiday Season, Editor's Review: Hanacure, the Cult K-Beauty Mask, Throw a Fabulous New Year's Eve Micro-Party. A New Doc Delves Into the Watts Family Murders, Conferencia de Prensa GP de España F1 2014 - Sábado. Editors handpick every product that we feature. In April of 2011, the Dupont de Ligonnès family of Nantes, France—a family of aristocratic, noble blood—seemingly disappeared. She was an assistant at Blanche-de-Castille Catholic School in Nantes, where part of her duties involved teaching catechism. Résultats gratuits et sans inscription –", "Tuerie de Nantes : Arthur, le fils aîné, était étudiant en Vendée", "Tragédie de Nantes: à Angers, la police s'est rendue au foyer du fils cadet", "Nantes: les Dupont de Ligonnès, une famille sans histoire", "Drame de Nantes : "Cinq exécutions méthodiques, "Drame de Nantes : cinq corps exhumés, le père localisé", "Affaire Ligonnès : l'étau se resserre autour du père", "Les vies cachées d'un voisin si convenable", "Le scénario de la tuerie de Nantes se dessine peu à peu", "Tuerie à Nantes: le parcours du père se précise", "Drame de Nantes : le père fréquentait un stand de tir", "Tuerie de Nantes. An investigation was opened and revealed Xavier's purchase of the DIY materials. 68844219, citing Cimetière de Noyers-sur-Serein, Noyers, Departement de l'Yonne, Bourgogne, France ; Maintained by Halti (contributor … [84], Even though Christine de Ligonnès initially doubted the authenticity of the letter of 11 April 2011 (while still claiming her brother's innocence),[85] she began stating to the media in March 2012 that "basically, Xavier and his family left for the United States because their safety was threatened in France. The date has not yet been determined. The police made a link with Xavier's disappearance and analysed what appeared to be a survival camp where other objects were discovered, including an empty wallet, a lighter, a pair of glasses, a sleeping bag, a magazine and a bill dating from 2011. He will be the one who receives letters to be sent on to you. We hope it doesn't drag on for too many years. This has allowed us to build up our official business activity: the RDC and SELREF (established especially to develop "" alongside RDC, so that nightclubs can feature in it), and to have an (unofficial) monthly income, since this official activity did not bring in enough money to cover our expenses … (far from it). (But we're still anxious about how long the legal proceedings in the US will take.). [16] He was passionate about music and studied it at the Catholic University of the West in Angers. Police initially struggled to make headway as the monks at the monastery have taken a vow of silence. Here's the story (as least, as much as we're allowed to tell you. A neighbour, Fabrice, sees Agnès for the last time. Sell the Golf convertible and the Xantia (the signed paperwork is on the living-room table) and send the money from the sale (minus 20% commission for your service) to Christine (contact her by phone). This information was released to the media and the story received blanket news coverage in France. See you soon! Instead, the idea is that whoever did them in killed Xavier as well. Descended from nobility and the recipient of a count title after his father passed away, Xavier purported to be a businessman, but had limited success. [61] On 10 May, an international arrest warrant was issued for Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès. Tell our friends (Michel, Marc, Ludo, etc.) When I first went undercover, I accepted that I might be placed into the "Federal Witness Protection Program". Retour sur un quintuple assassinat et une disparition qui a alimenté fantasmes et spéculations. Corona specialises in assisting foreigners with administrative and legal procedures in the United States. When his father passed away, Xavier apparently learned that there was no family money left, but also inherited the same kind of rifle that would be used on his family. Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès buys cement, a shovel and a hoe. Samuel Lepastier, psychiatre, a décrit la personnalité "clivée et narcissique" de Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès And unfortunately, we received confirmation of this yesterday. She provides photographs of the niche where the bodies were discovered and states that the space is 1.2 metres (just under 4 feet) high. Xavier checks out of the hotel but abandons his car there – leaving the hotel in the southeastern town of Roquebrune-sur-Argens on foot with what looked like a rifle case on his back. By the time you read this letter, we will officially "no longer exist" as French citizens! Thursday 7 April: several witnesses claim to have seen Agnès alive, Family's and their lawyer's views on the investigation, École nationale supérieure de mécanique et d'aérotechnique, List of fugitives from justice who disappeared, United States Federal Witness Protection Program, "Dupont de Ligonnès: la maison du massacre toujours en vente", "Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès: 55 boulevard Schuman", "Tuerie de Nantes. La femme de "l’ami impossible" de Bruno de Stabenrath a eu du mal à partir avec le célèbre baron à cause de son mari Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès. A "wanted" notice is issued for the whole family. They have claimed that she was seen in front of her house on 5 April around 12.15 or 12.30 pm, and again on 7 April. The family's funeral was held at 2.30 pm at Saint-Félix Church in Nantes. The mother, father, and four bright, popular children lived normal lives in the peaceful, upper-middle class suburbs of Nantes, France until April of … [7][8] One business based in Pornic, called SELREF, had a secretive and ambiguously defined purpose. What Happened to Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès. At 10.37 pm, Xavier leaves a message on his sister Christine's answerphone: "We spent our Sunday evening in the cinema together, then in a restaurant, and we've just got back – I'm just calling to ask if it's too late to speak to you on the phone and now I see it's gone to voicemail. Arthur Nicolas Dupont de Ligonnès was born on 7 July 1990 to another father, but was recognised by Xavier as being his son when he married Agnès when Arthur was two years old. [83], Following this revelation, critics raised in France about how the media took for granted the official police statements. ), which need to be given to F.M. A Look Back at Princess Anne's Life in Photos, It's Been a Weird Year for 'The Bachelorette'. Arthur was 20 when he died, and was pursuing a degree at a private Catholic college. The Dupont de Ligonnès family is an old French aristocratic family originally from Annonay,[1] in the Vivarais region in south-eastern France. Police in Glasgow arrested a man believed to be Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès at the city’s airport on Friday afternoon, according to police sources. 9 stycznia 1961 r. w Wersalu) jest synem Bernarda-Huberta Dupont de Ligonnès. [74], On the evening of Tuesday 28 April 2015, a walker discovered bones in a forest in Bagnols-en-Forêt, near Fréjus on the south coast of France, close to where Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès was last seen.[75]. Filming for the series, consisting of two 45-minute episodes, took place in December 2018,[92] and the series was aired in September 2019.[93]. Interpol sur la piste de Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès", "Disparus de Nantes: les derniers jours de la famille Dupont de Ligonnès", "EXCLU RTL – Le message vocal de Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès à sa soeur", "Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès : où en est l'affaire de la "tuerie de Nantes" ? ", A message to Xavier's mother and sister is sent from the family home's IP address. Xavier Pierre Marie Dupont de Ligonnès (ur. Thomas Dupont de Ligonnès was born on 28 August 1992 in Draguignan, in the south of France. "I am lacking in everything: tenderness, love, mutual friends, sex, everything..." she wrote. ", A report by Anne-Sophie Martin on the programme. [72], In June 2013, a body was found 20 kilometres (12 miles) from where Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès was last seen. [76] The magazine that was found seems to date from 2010, preceding Xavier's disappearance in 2011. It translates into English as follows: Huge surprise: we have to leave urgently for the US, due to a very particular set of circumstances that we will explain below. It has been theorised that Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès could have used these services in order to disappear. But the autopsy allows Christine and Geneviève to step into the breach. The exact nature of the events have never been determined, but Xavier is the subject of an international arrest warrant and is considered the prime suspect in the murders. He lived in the Saint-Aubin hall of residence and was described as an "ordinary boy who was often accompanied by his family to drop him off and pick him up",[18] while several of his classmates remember him as "very discreet". Thank you.". When you read this letter, we will no longer be in France and won't be able to return for an as-yet undetermined period of time (a few years). [9] A study published by Bernard Blandre in Mouvements Religieux ("Religious Movements") and later put online states that if Xavier is the murderer, his motives were not religious.[64]. Inform Véronique and help her let the rest of the Ligonnès family know. The family was well-liked and, according to those who know them, a picture-perfect bunch. A typed, unsigned letter dated 11 April (the date may have been added afterwards) is sent to Xavier's immediate family. [12][13] Agnès described the difficulties she and her husband faced and stated he had commented to her that a group death as a family would not be a catastrophe.[14]. Will There Be a Season 2 of 'Bridgerton'? IMPORTANT: tell the "youngsters" not to divulge any information on Facebook and not to be surprised if the kids don't reply to them. However, the passenger made a last-minute change to his flight booking, instead flying to Glasgow on the Friday evening. Will We Ever Know What Happened to Rey Rivera? This is what we now have to do … and we're not doing it with any excitement, but because it's necessary and there's no way around it. 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This letter is the only correspondence we were allowed to write – which might be good news for some of you – and it has been checked before being sent to you). C'est ainsi qu'il soupçonne la mère de ses enfants de garder pour elle un "secret inavouable". Such imprecision is truly astonishing. In 2004, seven years before the murder, she wrote prolifically on the French online medical forum Doctissimo. ", "Les Inrocks – Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, la traque sur Facebook", "Les obsessions mystiques de Xavier de Ligonnès mises au Net", "Affaire Dupont De Ligonnès. Agnès de Ligonnès est une victime de Bruno de Stabenrath.