Michel Fourniret

the Ogre, the Beast of Ardennes

  Active for 15 years
(1987-2001) in France

8

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

11

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About Michel Fourniret
  14. 5 External References
  15. Internal References

Michel Fourniret (Michel Paul Fourniret) a French serial killer known as the Ogre and the Beast of Ardennes. Fourniret confessed to killing eleven people in France and Belgium between 1987 and 2001. Fourniret was arrested after a failed kidnapping in 2003. In February 2018, Fourniret confessed to the murders of two more victims. His wife, Monique Pierrette Olivier, was convicted of murder and complicity, she was sentenced to life with a minimum term of forty-eight years in prison. In 2008, Michel Fourniret was sentenced to life imprisonment with a second term in 2018.

Michel Fourniret Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Michel Fourniret (aka) the Ogre, the Beast of Ardennes, was active for 15 years between 1987-2001, known to have ( 8 confirmed / 11 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: France

Michel Fourniret was born on April 4th 1942 in Sedan, commune in Ardennes, France.

Michel Fourniret a heterosexual male citizen of France. He married and divorced three times.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1987 (Age 44/45) Michel Fourniret started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, strangle, rape, and murder his victims. Michel Fourniret used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.

He was arrested on June 26th 2003 (Age 61), convicted on May 28th 2008 (Age 66), sentenced to life imprisonment at Ensisheim, a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Profile Completeness: 60%
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Michel Fourniret has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Michel Fourniret a known:

Michel Fourniret
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-08 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Michel Fourniret
Nickname: the Ogre, the Beast of Ardennes
Victims: 8 - 11
Years Active: 1987 - 2001
Ages Active: 44/45 - 58/59
Active Countries: France
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1942 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: France
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Aries
Mar 20 - Apr 20
Birth Month: April
Marital Status: married and divorced three times
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: criminal, serial killer, joiner
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Apr 4, 1942
Native Name: Michel Fourniret
Given Name: Michel
Birth Location: Sedan, commune in Ardennes, France
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Jun 26, 2003 (Age 61)
Convicted: May 28, 2008 (Age 66)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: Ensisheim, a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Michel Fourniret

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Michel Fourniret. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Apr 04 1942Michel Fourniret was born in Sedan, commune in Ardennes, France.  #19420404
Apr 04 1962
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Apr 04 1972
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Apr 04 1982
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
1987
(Age 44/45)
Michel Fourniret started his serial killing spree. #1987
Apr 04 1992
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
2001
(Age 58/59)
Michel Fourniret ended his serial killing spree. #2001
Apr 04 2002
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Jun 26 2003
(Age 61)
Michel Fourniret arrested. #20030626
May 28 2008
(Age 66)
Michel Fourniret was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at Ensisheim, a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.  #20080528
Apr 04 2012
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
rape TRUE 452
bound TRUE 405
strangle TRUE 442
robbed TRUE 417
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441


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Michel Paul Fourniret (born 4 April 1942), also known as the Ogre of the Ardennes, is a French serial killer who confessed to killing eleven people in France and Belgium between 1987 and 2001. After he was arrested in June 2003 for the attempted kidnapping of a girl in Ciney, Fourniret confessed to killing nine people—eight women and one man—in 2004, having been informed on by his then-wife, Monique Pierrette Olivier (born 31 October 1948).

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Michel Fourniret on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Michel FOURNIRET on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 16, 2018.
  3. Q153355 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
  4. Rory Mulholland, Serial killer Ogre of the Ardennes gets another life sentence on www.independent.co.uk, Retrieved on Jan 20, 2019.
  5. Michel Fourniret on criminalia.es, Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
Internal References

Michel Fourniret is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #10 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in France
  2. #17 of 38[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in April
  3. #19 of 42[ Page 2 ] of Aries Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #105 of 651[ Page 7 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #109 of 250[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #129 of 307[ Page 9 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  7. #175 of 651[ Page 12 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  8. #244 of 651[ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #402 of 651[ Page 27 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
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