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Case Ref : 20210421, Dupont de Ligonnès
The Dupont de Ligonnès murders and disappearance involved the murder of five members of the same family in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France, followed by the disappearance of the patriarch of the family, Xavier Pierre Marie Dupont de Ligonnès. His wife, Agnès Dupont de Ligonnès, and their four children, along with the family's two dogs, were killed at an undetermined date in early April 2011. Their bodies were found buried in their garden on 21 April. Xavier disappeared at the same time and has not been found. The exact nature of the events has never been determined, but Xavier is the subject of an international arrest warrant and is considered the prime suspect in the murders.
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But please also consider these facts, propagated in large part by Christine, Xavier's sister, in her blog. She states that despite her brother's absence, the police should consider all the facts, and the media shouldn't be biased. Facts such as these: None of the 5 human bodies unearthed in the garden at 55 Boulevard Robert Schuman (the family home) matched the official body heights as shown on identity cards, differing by up to 20cm; The police have never shared the DNA tests done on any of the corpses; The weights of the bodies, like the heights, all differ significantly from the official ones – and even if one takes into account the duration the bodies had been underground and the biological changes this might cause, the variation in weight/height is still too far outside the stated measurements; There is no way that in a busy suburban street, a single man could, without the help of heavy machinery, dig the kind of grave the Ligonnès family were in – no way without being noticed, at the very least; Xavier had neck and back problems which would have made this task impossible for him anyway; The truth is that no other line of enquiry – rather like the Madeleine McCann case – has even been allowed to be explored.