Francis Heaulme, a 58 year old man, is known for being France’s most prolific serial killer. Heaulme was given the deadly nickname “Man From Nowhere” because there was almost no forensic evidence left behind at the scene of his crimes.
He was also always able to come up with creative alibis that would protect him from being convicted. He is suspected of committing up to 50 murders.
In 1986, two children, Cyril Beining and Alexandre Beckrich, were murdered.
Their bodies were found lying by an abandoned train station in Eastern France with their skulls having been shattered. Police believe he murdered them because the children threw stones at him.
Heaulme will be serving life in prison for murdering nine adults and children who appeared at a dock.
Heaulme’s killings had a sexual motive and all of them involved terrible violence. One of his victims was stabbed 84 times. His trial will continue until May 18th.
From Heat Street:
No DNA was found at the scene that could incriminate Heaulme, but he was allegedly close to the murder site at the time of the murders. Prosecutors believe he attacked the children because they threw stones at him – an allegation the criminal denies. Liliane Glock, Heaulme’s defense barrister, said: ‘Francis Heaulme’s personality and career have thrown dust into the eyes of many. His name did not appear on this file until 1997. People have been trying to prove his guilt for twenty years. It’s good that it’s not that simple.’
In January 1992, Heaulme was arrested for the murder of nurse Aline Peres. He was later convicted of other murders including that of an eight-year-old boy and also a girl, 14, who was raped. Heaulme’s crimes invariably had a sexual motive and all involved brutal violence – one victim was stabbed 84 times.