In Memory of Angelique Dumetz
The day we chose to hike in Compiegne was perfectly sunny and hot as any summer day considering Autumn has already arrived.
We were jauntily reaching the end of the first half of the trail when we saw, alongside the trail, this “tomb” or what we took as one. It was actually just a marble tombstone leaning against a rectangular slab of quarry stone.
On it, we read that it was marking the spot where the body of brutally murdered Angelique Dumetz was found in October of 1996.
It was a sad interlude in our otherwise pleasant hike
Angelique was just a teenager coming back from a girl friend’s birthday party when she was abducted and violated. Her killer or killers have never been identified and investigation to her murder has been terminated earlier this year.
However, in May this same year, a Portuguese man was identified through DNA as the possible rapist/killer of Angelique. His DNA was collected during an investigation of domestic violence he committed on his wife. But he committed suicide in March 2011, bringing with him the secret of his violent crime.