Paris Rapist and Serial Killer from 1980s and 1990s Identified as Former Police Officer

A French prosecutor confirmed that DNA evidence has linked a retired policeman to a series of rapes and murders in Paris from 1986 to 1994. The suspect François Vérove, 59, was found dead in a rented apartment in the south of France after taking his own life, with a suicide note apparently claiming to admit to the crimes. Like in the case of the recently-convicted London Metropolitan officer Wayne Couzens, Vérove is believed to have abused his position as a police officer to attack women and girls.

(FILES) In this photograph taken on May 14, 2013, a policeman patrols on Trocadero Square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP via Getty Images)