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.
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.
Michel Fourniret has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||the Ogre, the Beast of Ardennes|
|Victims:||8 - 11|
|Years Active:||1987 - 2001|
|Ages Active:||44/45 - 58/59|
|Life Span:||1942 -|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♈ Aries |
Mar 20 - Apr 20
|Marital Status:||married and divorced three times|
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer, joiner|
|D.O.B.:||Apr 4, 1942|
|Native Name:||Michel Fourniret|
|Birth Location:||Sedan, commune in Ardennes, France|
|Arrested:||Jun 26, 2003 (Age 61)|
|Convicted:||May 28, 2008 (Age 66)|
|Prison Location:||Ensisheim, a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 12 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.
|Apr 04 1942||Michel Fourniret was born in Sedan, commune in Ardennes, France. #19420404|
|Apr 04 1962|
|Apr 04 1972|
|Apr 04 1982|
|Michel Fourniret started his serial killing spree. #1987|
|Apr 04 1992|
|Michel Fourniret ended his serial killing spree. #2001|
|Apr 04 2002|
|Jun 26 2003|
|Michel Fourniret arrested. #20030626|
|May 28 2008|
|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|
|Apr 04 2022|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Michel Fourniret (1987-2001).
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|sex with body||FALSE||430|
|ate part of body||FALSE||451|
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|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|1733630619||Serial Killer Rapists||Kevin Smith|| 266 Total Including |
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|2843374227||Michel Fourniret et Moniq...||Fabienne Ausserre||Michel Fourniret||1|
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|2702151450||Dictionnaire des assassin...||François Angelier|| 3 Total Including |
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|2258100844||L'enfance des criminels||Agnès GROSSMANN||Michel Fourniret||2|
|2296169597||Stéréotypage, stéréotypes||Henri Boyer||Michel Fourniret||1|
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|1118314921||The Wiley-Blackwell Handb...||Karen Harrison||Michel Fourniret||1|
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).
Michel Fourniret is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database