Man Leaves Suicide Note Confessing To Being Serial Killer

( )- Here’s a horrifying story from you, and at least you can take some comfort in the fact this happened in France, not the United States.

A 59-year-old French police officer revealed himself to be a famous serial killer, but only after he killed himself by taking an overdose of pills.

French newspaper Le Parisien revealed how the police officer, identified only as “Francois V.,” killed himself and wrote in a suicide note that he was the man behind a number of shocking murders. He had previously been called in for questioning in relation to the case, which involved a mysterious serial killer known as “Grele.”

The body of the police officer was found at a vacation resort in the coastal city of Montpellier.

The officer appears to have killed himself in expectation of being outed as the murder, as he was expected to soon provide his DNA to the police. He didn’t turn up when told to, however, and a DNA test is currently underway to confirm the claim he made in the suicide note is true.

“Grele” was responsible for a long string of murders and rapes in the French capital city Paris in the 1980s and 1990s. Some of those victims included an 11-year-old girl named Cecile Bloch, a 38-year-old woman named Gilles Politi, and even his own family’s 21-year-old au pair Irmard Mueller. The latter of the two were brutally tortured before they were murdered.

Also known as the “pockmarked killer,” for the pocks reported to be on his face, he was responsible for the murder of Karine Leroy, a 19-year-old woman.

The city of Paris was terrorized by the serial killer for many years, with women terrified of going outdoors alone over fears of being raped or killed.

Luc Richard, the older half-brother of victim Cecilia, said that he saw a man in an elevator he believed to be the killer who had a “pockmarked” face. He told Sud Ouest that he appeared to be “very sure of himself” and that he spoke in a “very bold, very polite way.”

At least that’s one more murderer off the streets.