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. The killings were methodical. [...] In reality, nothing is certain in this affair, other than the fact that some bodies were found at 55 boulevard Schuman. The shocking murder of The De Ligonnes Family. The autopsy points to a death between 10 and 21 days before their discovery. She was also the most studious of the four children and attended a Catholic school called La Perverie. The journalist immediately handed the photo over to the police, who have requested handwriting analysis as well as DNA and fingerprint testing. Unexplained Mysteries -  owned by Aliens since 2011. When extended family demanded to see the bodies, they were denied. But the autopsy allows Christine and Geneviève to step into the breach. Xavier was well-liked too when talked about by family and friends. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. The investigation is complicated by the bizarre and contradictory messages seemingly left by the family. No analysis has compared this common DNA with that of Agnès Hodanger. With them were the corpses of the family’s two labradors, Leon and Jules. There’s not satisfying way to conclude this mystery. Xavier and Agnès had lived in Lorgues during the 1990s, and two of their children were born there. Police looked into the background of a German woman he almost married decades before. Nothing made sense. 40 Things You Probably Didn't Know About 'Glee'. I don't know who killed this family. Further digs revealed a one-legged corpse, and four others: believed to be the bodies of the mother Agnès, 49, and children Arthur, 20, Thomas, 18, Anne, 16, and Benoît, 13. Perhaps Xavier was working for the DEA and perhaps the Federal Witness Protection Program is just that good. The bins had been emptied, sheets were folded on beds and in the dishwasher were six plates and sets of cutlery from their last meal. [...] Investigations were carried out, but all that they have allowed us to ascertain is that the bodies share the same DNA. Xavier was not present at the monastery police raided. In a long letter written to a family member, Xavier explains how he has been working with the DEA in the U.S. for years. Investigators explored a potential link between these circumstances but it was concluded that it was a coincidence and that Xavier is not connected to Deromme’s disappearance and death. The family had showed no sign of using their phone or internet connections since 3 April. If you have information about the Dupont de Ligonnès family, visit But they learned quickly they were wrong. Since no one could have killed them, the fact is that they are not dead. He told some people that he was a US secret agent and had to leave under a witness-protection scheme because he had given evidence in a big drug case. 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. The mother Agnès Hodanger was 48; Arthur Nicolas Dupont de Ligonnès was 20; Thomas was 18; Anne was 16; and Benoît was 13. One of the companies Xavier founded, Netsurf Concept LLC, lead French police to Florida where the business was set up. […] Investigations were carried out, but all that they have allowed us to ascertain is that the bodies share the same DNA. The world is full of unexplained events, strange mysteries, and mysterious legends. And how could a father ever become the prime suspect? Such imprecision is truly astonishing. Their father and Agnès‘s husband, Xavier Pierre Marie Dupont de Ligonnès, is still missing to this day. Online people suspected Xavier participating in religious message boards, where the user was described as using violent, menacing words. Behind every door, within every family, things are kept from the neighbors, from the public, and even from each other. Since no one could have killed them, the fact is that they are not dead.". A source close to the murder hunt said: “She has left her home to stay with friends. Four members of the family (Agnès, Arthur, Anne, Benoît) were killed sometime between April 3 and April 5, and the fifth family member (Thomas) was killed a short time after the rest. We are happy to work with other website publishers, Get your podcast featured for free – email us.