The theory is that 50-year-old Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès killed his wife and children. Suddenly, Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès went from being a respected nobleman to a prime suspect in a murder case. News. Xavier disappeared at the same time and has not been found. As explored in Netflix's "Unsolved Mysteries" reboot, Count Xavier Dupont De Ligonnès is suspected of executing his wife and four children in 2011 before fleeing his home in Nantes. I'm A Celeb in fresh fakery row as castle trials actually filmed in studio, CBB star Heavy D dies aged 47 as pal says 'you lived life the way you wanted', I'm A Celeb's Giovanna Fletcher's brother Mario Falcone hits out at Shane Richie, Woman in hysterics as ASOS jumpsuit JUST covers boobs after buying model's size, National living wage to rise to £8.91 an hour, Rishi Sunak announces, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. The first episode is title Mystery on the Rooftop, and looks at the 2006 death of Rey Riviera. That note was later handed over to the police, where they requested handwriting analysis, DNA testing, and fingerprint testing. The third episode of Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries examines Xavier's plan to … Xavier looks so much like so many other people," she said. And in the aftermath of his family's murders, his reputation, The third episode of Netflix's newly rebooted “Unsolved Mysteries”. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. To date, Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès has never been formally charged with the murders. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Xavier and Agnes' murdered children: Arthur, Thomas, Anne, and Benoît, The family home where the bodies of Agnes, her children, and the family dogs were found, The police searched the backcountry but found no traces of Xavier, There is a theory that Xavier is still alive and on the run, Trailer for new Netflix documentary series Unsolved Mysteries, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Unsolved Mysteries' co-creator Terry Dunn Meuer says the French Count suspected of killing his entire family may have recently been seen in Chicago. The third episode of Netflix's newly rebooted “Unsolved Mysteries” — "House of Terror" — dives into the murders and explores theories about what happened to DuPont. A letter from Xavier was found, in which he claimed to be a U.S. secret agent who had entered the witness protection program. The case quickly gets grim, though, as bizarre circumstances led to the police visiting the family's unattended house multiple times, and on their sixth visit discovering the bodies of Agnes, Arthur, Thomas, Anne, Benoit, and the two dogs underneath the house's terrace. A DNA test quickly confirmed that a man detained in Glasgow on Friday evening was not Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, who has been on the run since 2011. The third episode of Netflix's Unsolved Mysteries examines Xavier's plan to … A few leads on Dupont de Ligonnès emerged in the years following his disappearance. On the back, there was a handwritten note that said, "I am still alive.". Investigators believe he pulled the trigger, killing his family and then fleeing. If he’s alive. He’s physically normal. But the monk was merely a doppelganger. The children's private schools had also received a letter claiming the family was moving to Australia. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. “He’s of average height. A major part of the episode points out a strange occurrence: in the days after the murders were committed, Dupont de Ligonnès wasn't hiding. Each person was seemingly put to sleep, then shot at least twice in the head with bullets from a .22 rifle. Count Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès seemed to have a flourishing professional and family life in the western French city of Nantes but in reality his finances were in a dire condition. Investigators looked at a monastery in Roquebrune-sur-Argen, where Xavier was last seen, in 2018 after they were tipped off that a monk there resembled him, Connexion France reported at the time. The episode opens describing the life of the Dupont de Ligonnès family, with patriarch Count Xavier coming together with wife Agnes, children Arthur, Thomas, Anne, and Benoit, and two dogs to make what sounded like a perfect family—from the outside. Then, in 2019, a man was detained at a Scotland airport after authorities believed he was Xavier, the BBC reported in 2019. It was, again, a folly that can likely be attributed to Xavier’s non-distinct appearance. The police even had a suspect: The father, an aristocrat named Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès. Thu, Nov 19, 2020 LOGIN Subscribe He left the key to the basement, which you could only access through a door in the garden right next to where the bodies were, right on the table … The episode discusses why he's believed to have committed the murders (he was ruined financially, and chose this option rather than confronting his family about it), what he did tangentially (sent rambling messages about how he was moving to the United States for witness protection, and telling the kids' schools that they were being moved to Australia), and how he actually did it—he inherited a rifle from his late father and also purchased a silencer (explaining why neighbors didn't hear gunshots when the murders were supposedly being committed). If that 2015 note is accurate and he's indeed still out there, perhaps Netflix's massive platform, and a whole new audience of Unsolved Mysteries watchers will be able to track him down and bring him to justice. Physically, he doesn’t stand out. But, a week after Chapon called the authorities, the bodies of all the family members —  minus Xavier — and their two dogs were discovered underneath the home. The father, Count Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, however, was nowhere to be found. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Our product picks are editor-tested, expert-approved. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. The whereabouts of Xavier have puzzled investigators for nearly a decade. His wife Agnès Dupont de Ligonnès and their four children were murdered at an undetermined date in early April 2011, and their bodies were found buried in their garden on 21 April. This content is imported from Twitter. “He’s of average height. The third episode of the Netflix show tells the story of the DuPont de Ligonnès murders and the theories behind Xavier's disappearance. Chapon felt in her gut that something wasn’t right and she called the police. Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès looks a bit like everybody else, with no strong features,” he said. Another lead came in 2018, when Police believed that Dupont de Ligonnès had been seen at a monastery in Roquebrune-sur-Argens (where he had last been seen) after worshippers claimed that they had recognized him there. Accused of killing his entire family in Nantes, France in 2011 and then disappearing into thin air, Xavier DuPont de Ligonnès was arrested in the Glasgow airport today getting off of an airplane coming from Paris. And in the aftermath of his family's murders, his reputation quickly turned from respected noble to a suspected murderer on the run. The man had had his passport stolen in 2014, but had since had his own legally and properly replaced. And there’s nothing worse in this situation than physically normal people because they both stay unnoticed and they draw too much attention.”. But, a week after Chapon called the authorities, the bodies of all the family members. The theory is that 50-year-old Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès killed his wife and children. A DNA test quickly confirmed that a man detained in Glasgow on Friday evening was not Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, who has been on the run since 2011. As the investigation unfolded, authorities learned that Xavier had been spotted at a. hotel in the south of France on April 12 and that he was last seen a few days later in the coastal town of Roquebrune-sur-Argens, where he'd abandoned his car. Xavier buys four bags of lime, 10 kg each, from different shops in the Nantes area on April 2. In 2015, someone, signing as Dupont de Ligonnès, sent a Nantes journalist a picture of Dupont de Ligonnès' sons Arthur and Benoît. Chapon felt in her gut that something wasn’t right and she called the police. The show, which dropped on Netflix on July 1,  is a reboot of the 1987 show of the same name.