15 episodes

In the 80s and 90s, a serial killer, pedophile, and kidnapper, Marc Dutroux, terrorized the country of Belgium. His unspeakable crimes and the incompetence or unwillingness of law enforcement agencies to stop him brought the entire country of Belgium to the brink of revolution. With hundreds of thousands taking to the streets in protest. Le Monstre will tell the story of these crimes and their aftermath, known as the Dutroux Affair, in an attempt to address unanswered questions, and to hopefully bring closure to one of the darkest chapters in Belgium’s history.

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In the 80s and 90s, a serial killer, pedophile, and kidnapper, Marc Dutroux, terrorized the country of Belgium. His unspeakable crimes and the incompetence or unwillingness of law enforcement agencies to stop him brought the entire country of Belgium to the brink of revolution. With hundreds of thousands taking to the streets in protest. Le Monstre will tell the story of these crimes and their aftermath, known as the Dutroux Affair, in an attempt to address unanswered questions, and to hopefully bring closure to one of the darkest chapters in Belgium’s history.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Empty Box [1]

    Empty Box [1]

    On June 24, 1995 two 8-year-old girls, Julie Lejeune and Melissa Russo, went missing in the province of Liege in Belgium. The police are slow to react. However, the parents quickly mobilize a search. At the time, no one knew that this was just the beginning of a series of events that would upend the country.

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    • 31 min
    Disappearing Act [2]

    Disappearing Act [2]

    Less than 2 months after the disappearance of Julie and Melissa, two more girls go missing after attending a magic show. 17-year-old An Marchal and 18-year-old Eefje Lambrecks were last seen in the coastal town of Ostend. Police again are slow to react. No connection is made between the disappearances. 

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    • 37 min
    Summer of '96 [3]

    Summer of '96 [3]

    After 9 months with no answers, hysteria grips the country of Belgium as two more girls go missing during the Summer of 1996, 12-year-old Sabine Dardenne and 14-year-old Laëtitia Delhez. Now, six young girls have disappeared without a trace. A wiley prosecutor begins to mobilize efforts and make progress as police finally catch a break.

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    • 30 min
    Horror and Hope [4]

    Horror and Hope [4]

    Letters from Sabine Dardenne provide a horrific account of her captivity. With 6 girls still missing, the prosecutor and police track down leads pointing to a main suspect, Marc Dutroux. He and his accomplices are detained and interrogated. The world is about to discover the horrors of Marc Dutroux.

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    • 28 min
    The Perfect Psychopath [5]

    The Perfect Psychopath [5]

    Marc Dutroux was a child of the 60's. Not the flowery 60's of peace and love, but a much darker existence in the grimy working class region of Charleroi. His violent childhood was a cycle of abuse and perversion, creating a monster that would abduct young women and girls in the mid 80's, a foretelling of his crimes to come.

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    • 29 min
    Silence [6]

    Silence [6]

    Arrested for his role in the kidnapping of Sabine Dardenne and Laëtitia Delhez, Marc Dutroux again cracks and admits to involvement in the kidnappings of Julie & Melissa. Carine Russo talks about the fourteen months of "scandalous silence" surrounding her daughter's disappearance.

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    • 27 min

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