The police even had a suspect: The father, an aristocrat named Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès. Of these, the biggest lead was in the case of Count Xavier. Did the police follow the wrong person? In the Xavier case, what we're hoping for is that he's remarried or he has a girlfriend or he lives next door to somebody or he has a coworker who absolutely 100% knows that's him. Not only were Agnes and her four young children murdered, bagged, and buried under the house with religious icons next to them, but also, whoever did this killed both family dogs as well, and buried them too. But when the man was followed and captured by Scottish police, he turned out not to be Xavier. It is generally accepted that Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès most likely killed his wife and children. Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès, pictured here with his son, may have been spotted in Chicago. If there was a third party involved, there should be some sign of it. It is generally accepted that Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès most likely killed his wife and children. "We need a very specific lead, because those leads come in from all over the world. Somebody was actually in Chicago, I think they were on Lake Shore Drive, and they heard this guy talking French and they looked at him and they had just seen the episode. Police dug up the bodies last week, finding a severed leg and the bullet-ridden corpses of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes' family. An international manhunt is under way for a handsome, aristocratic Frenchman police believe may have shot and killed his wife, their four children, and two dogs, burying them all in the garden of their home in Nantes, France. The case is a horror show. A viewer has sent in a photo of a man in Chicago who spoke with a French accent and looks like Xavier. The family claims Xavier's letter says he went to Australia. Viewers with any information are asked to leave a tip on the Unsolved Mysteries website at So we're hoping he's catchable if he's alive, because of Netflix reach, global reach, or national reach.". This is the untold truth of the Dupont de Ligonnes murders. This theory suggests Xavier did make a run for it, and possibly even got away for a while. She added: "This is just a stranger—we don't have a name, we don't have anything specific. Probably the most realistic answer is Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès is dead, but not after killing himself or getting murdered. Wherever he went, it's possible he died and was buried under whatever name he was using. It would also fit in with the religious icons and it would be an excellent place to get away from his debt. "Unsolved Mysteries" on Netflix may be about to solve its first case, as series co-creator Terry Dunn Meurer revealed she has received a major tip about Count Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès. Unsolved Mysteries Season 1, Episode 3 comes bearing the thriller-esque title "House of Terror." To continue reading login or create an account. Did he kill himself after he went through the elaborate work that he did, or is he out there somewhere? So we sent that tip on.". The lack of any evidence of anyone else breaking into the house and the amount of care taken in these killings and burials point to the murderer being Xavier — especially when it was revealed that Xavier, who was born the son of a count, had squandered the family fortune. But the fact that he's never been found suggests he's no longer out there for the finding. Since the bodies were found two weeks ago, we have learned more about Xavier Dupont de Ligonnes, whose handsome if bland features look out from every news stand. You have 4 free articles remaining this month, Sign-up to our daily newsletter for more articles like this + access to 5 extra articles. By the time of the murders, he was deep in debt, and his father's death left him in charge of a legacy he could not save. Their only problem was, Xavier had disappeared and has never been found. See why nearly a quarter of a million subscribers begin their day with the Starting 5. Why is Xavier's body missing, if his wife and kids were left to be found? It was striking. The Dupont de Ligonnès murders and disappearance involved the murder of five members of the same family in Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France, followed by the disappearance of the patriarch of the family, Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès. Xavier disappeared at the same time and has not been found. theories about Xavier Dupont De Ligonnès. Meurer said: "Xavier, we got the most interesting tip. Here are a few theories about what happened. Once again, there's just one problem: Xavier's body has never been discovered. You can also reach out to the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 or the Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386, or to your local suicide crisis center. 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. If he had been killed along with his family, it would make sense that his body would have been found among the others. That remains unclear. The exact nature of the events have neve… Warning: Spoilers for Unsolved Mysteries Season 1 follow. Unsolved Mysteries has aired its first six episodes on Netflix, and the race is on for the first of the cases to be solved. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741. Or was it an erroneous report? And if that's what happened, then chances are, he will never be found. The Netflix show's executive producer Terry Dunn Meurer was asked about the tips she had received in each of the six Unsolved Mysteries cases by Variety. That's the mystery. But some believe he did not then flee the country to live guilt- and family-free. It took a couple of days for the truth to be revealed about Chris’ involvement in his family’s disappearance and why he, in fact, did kill his family. Meanwhile, his terrified former mistress has gone into hiding, fearing for her life. According to the RadioTimes, there have been over 900 reported sightings of him in the last decade; there was even a manhunt when someone believed they saw him on CCTV in 2016. In 2019, it seemed like he'd done just that when there was a reported sighting of him outside a French monastery. Unsolved Mysteries is streaming now on Netflix. Meurer alluded to this when she added: "If he's alive. Unsolved Mysteries boss says Xavier Dupont has been “spotted” in Chicago. The most forgiving of the theories states Xavier DuPont De Ligonnès' disappeared not because he killed his wife and kids. But some believe he did not then flee the country to live guilt- and family-free. If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. After the grisly discovery, investigators began searching for Dupont de Ligonnes who had gone missing, homing in on the French Riviera and Provence, after tracing purchases with his bank card at two area hotels, according to a source close to the police investigation.