The town hall of Issancourt-et-Rumel told AFP that it had issued a traffic and parking ban order for rue du Stade, leading to a wood, from October 10 to 12, access to which was blocked. by the gendarmes, noted AFP.

Me Didier Seban, lawyer for the family of Estelle Mouzin, and Me Richard Delgenes, the lawyer for Monique Olivier, the ex-wife of Michel Fourniret, must go there on Monday afternoon, they indicated to the AFP.

For these new excavations, the investigators must this time rely on soil mapping, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The wood of Issancourt-et-Rumel, a village of 400 inhabitants, has already been explored several times by investigators, on the basis of indications provided by Monique Olivier, in particular in September and November 2021.

Sentenced to irreducible life for the murders of seven young women or teenage girls between 1987 and 2001, Michel Fourniret – who died in Paris on May 10, 2021 at the age of 79 – ended up confessing in March 2020 his responsibility for the disappearance of the child.

Estelle Mouzin had disappeared at the age of nine in Guermantes (Seine-et-Marne), on the evening of January 9, 2003, when she was returning from school.

For many years, the investigation has gone from dead ends to dead ends, despite the determination of the girl’s father, Éric Mouzin, to find his trace.

Succeeding seven other magistrates in this case, Judge Sabine Kheris had succeeded in March 2020 in having the serial killer recognized for his role in the death of the child.

It is also to her that Monique Olivier finally confessed, last April, to having accompanied her ex-husband on January 11, 2003 to Issancourt-et-Rumel so that he could bury the body.

The site is located near Ville-sur-Lume, where, still according to Monique Olivier, her ex-husband kidnapped, raped and killed Estelle in a house belonging to her sister. The child’s partial DNA was found in two places on a mattress seized in 2003 from this house.