"Le Greely"; He revealed himself in a letter he left after his body was found in a seaside resort apartment, near the southern city of Montpellier.
"Le Greelle" or François V; The 59-year-old, a former member of the Gendarmerie Nationale, a police service linked to the French army, confessed before his death that he was the killer known as "Le Greelle".
In his suicide note, the serial killer, who was dubbed "Francois V" by the French media, said: He was the killer whose crimes terrorized Paris in the 1980s and 1990s.
Among the horrific crimes attributed to him, the murder of the child Cecil Block; The 11-year-old was reported missing after not attending school in Fontainebleau in 1986.
Her body was later found under an old carpet in the basement of the apartment building where she was living.
Officials said she was raped, strangled and stabbed, and the case sent shockwaves across France.
According to local media reports, "Le Greeley" is also linked to the murder of Karen LeRoy; The 19-year-old, in 1994, was found dead more than a month after she went missing while on her way to school.
In addition to the rape of a 26-year-old German woman and two girls aged 14 and 11, the suspect also reportedly identified himself as a policeman.
A picture of "Le Greelle" was published on the walls of the anti-crime unit of the Judicial Police in Paris.
Although few details have been confirmed, Le Parisien reported that François V; He is 59 years old, and the man is married and has two children.
In his last message, he said that "his life was not well" at the time of the murders, but he has "managed" since then.