Monique Olivier, a sinister imprint in Brittany – Did Michel Fourniret rage in Brittany?
The cursed couple has so far only struck once in Brittany. In Nantes, where Monique Olivier, born in October 1948, lived from the age of 5 until she was 22. It was there and at this age that she met her first husband, who then ran a driving school before embarking on art and painting.
Natacha, 13, kidnapped from a parking lot in Rezé
It is “for” him that she returns, with Michel Fourniret, on November 20, 1990. The couple is summoned before the criminal court. He ransacked the painter’s canvases. The day after the trial and their conviction for damage, they are in the parking lot of a shopping center in Rezé. Monique does the shopping. “The ogre of the Ardennes” is doing his in the car park.
From his van, he watches for customers in search of prey. He sees a young girl alone. Her mother sent her to get her purse left in the car. The couple approaches him and pretends to look for a doctor. The presence of Monique Olivier, according to a well-established scenario, reassures her. The trap closes. Natacha Danais, 13, will be found, partly naked, stabbed to death three days later on a beach in Vendée.
A perversion as successful as that of the couple does not allow a ten-year break (murders, editor’s note)
She is one of the 14 official victims (including three current files) of Michel Fourniret, between 1987 and 2004, but without any fact between 1990 and 2000. The prosecutor and certain police officers who followed the whole procedure do not believe it a moment.
In the five-part documentary devoted to Monique Olivier and broadcast since March 2 on Netflix, the magistrate, Francis Nachbar, believes that “a perversion as successful as that of the couple does not allow a ten-year interruption”. It was precisely during this “white period” that the couple would travel to Brittany on several occasions, to Finistère, where one of their two older brothers lived.
“She is a great manipulator”
During the investigation, Monique Olivier will however indicate that she had kept very few relations with her father and her brothers (the mother died of Alzheimer’s disease in 1975).
“I never heard her talk about Brittany or even her family”, testifies to the Telegram Marie-Annick Horel, head supervisor at the penitentiary center for women in Rennes, at the time when Monique Olivier was detained there, before her transfer to Fleury-Mérogis. Now retired, after “37 years in prison”, the ex-supervisor remembers this woman who “made her waste a lot of time”.
She was not particularly happy to be imprisoned in Rennes. She regretted the prison in Belgium
“She complained a lot and posed as a victim, claiming that her fellow prisoners attacked her, insulted her, spat on her. We have never found the slightest proof of that, reports Marie-Annick Horel. She’s a great manipulator. I’ve seen them in my career. For me, she is at the top of the podium. She remembers a detainee isolated from the others, who had “no visiting room, no mail from her family”. “She was not particularly happy to be in Rennes, recalls Marie-Annick Horel. She regretted the prison in Belgium. “In Namur, Monique Olivier had approached only one other prisoner, just as illustrious and hated: the ex-wife of Marc Dutroux.
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