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Melissa Russo
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1986
Death: 1995

Melissa Russo and Julie Lejeune were kidnapped together on June 24, 1995 by Marc Dutroux and imprisoned in Dutroux's cellar and were sexually abused. Late 1995 Dutroux came under investigation for stealing cars and was in custody from December 1995 until March 1996. It is very likely that Julie and Melissa starved to death during this time. In August 1996 Marc Dutroux and his wife were arrested. On August 17 Dutroux led the police to one of his houses in Sars La Buissiere. The boddies of Julie and Melissa were found in the garden of the house. There was widespread anger among the Belgian people due to police errors and the slowness of the investigation. This anger culminated in a massive protest march (White March) of 300.000 peole in the streets of Brussels in October 1996. On June 22 (2004)Dutroux received a sentence of live imprisonment. After the Dutroux case Belgian law enforcement agencies were reorganised 
Grace-Hollogne Cemetery
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium
Created by: Rik Van Beveren
Record added: Nov 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31770949
Melissa Russo
Added by: Rik Van Beveren
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