French Aristocrat Murder Mystery: Did Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes Kill His Family?
A French aristocrat is on the lam after his wife, four children and two Labradors were found killed and buried in the family’s garden.
An international manhunt is under way for a handsome, aristocratic Frenchman police believe may have shot and killed his wife, their four children, and two dogs, burying them all in the garden of their home in Nantes, France.
Meanwhile, his terrified former mistress has gone into hiding, fearing for her life.
Police dug up the bodies last week, finding a severed leg and the bullet-ridden corpses of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes' family. After the grisly discovery, investigators began searching for Dupont de Ligonnes who had gone missing, homing in on the French Riviera and Provence, after tracing purchases with his bank card at two area hotels, according to a source close to the police investigation.