Brieuc Paquet

No PhotoName: Brieuc Paquet.
Died: February 18, 2022.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Gunshot.
Location: Beaufays, Liège, Belgium.
Disability: Autism.

Brieuc’s father shot him with his hunting rifle, then killed himself.

Case Status:
Fabian Paquet (Father), deceased.

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Heidi R.

Photo of a middle-aged woman with wispy, short brown hair, pale skin, and glasses.Name: Heidi R.
Died: April 28, 2019.
Age at death: 49.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Turnhout, Belgium.
Disability: Mild intellectual disability.

Heidi lived with her sister and her sister’s girlfriend. One night, Heidi’s sister took her for a walk along the river, where she allegedly strangled her and dumped her body in the water.

Heidi was an outgoing chatterbox. She worked in a sheltered workshop, and was looking forward to moving back to Arendonk and having a home of her own. At work, she was known as cheerful and helpful, liked by both management and co-workers.

Case Status:
Inge R. (sister), arrested on suspicion of murder.
Daisy VM (sister’s girlfriend), arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Johanna Hove-Becker

Black and white photo of Johanna Becker. She has light skin and neat, blond shoulder-length hair and is wearing a suit jacket and pearl necklace.Name: Johanna Hove-Becker.
Died: October 8, 2015.
Age at death: 32.
Cause of death: Fall injury.
Location: Mons, Belgium.
Disability: History of mental illness.

Johanna had had bulimia as a teenager, but recovered and went on to become a psychologist. When she was 32 years old, her husband drugged her, pushed her out of a window, and tried to pass it off as suicide due to mental illness.

Johanna was a triathlete. She was an especially good swimmer–her father said she was “like a seal” in the water. She had a master’s degree in psychology.

Case status:
Craig R. Becker (Husband), convicted of premeditated murder, assault and battery, and conduct unbecoming an officer; sentenced to life with the possibility of parole and dismissed from the military.

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Luc Baeyens

Photo of a middle-aged, balding man with lightly tanned skin, wearing glasses..Name: Luc Baeyens.
Died: July 29, 2015.
Age at death: 48.
Cause of death: Smothered.
Location: Tremelo, Flanders, Belgium.
Disability: Down syndrome.

Luc was smothered by his stepfather.

Case status:
Aloïs De Smedt (Stepfather), convicted of murder, sentenced to 12 years; eligible for release in 3 years.

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Maurice, Leo, and Ivonna Vanhaverbeke and Gerard Vercamer

No PhotoName: Maurice Vanhaverbeke.
Died: 1978.
Age at death: 79.

Name: Leo Vanhaverbeke.
Died: May 17, 1986.
Age at death: 81.

Name: Gerard Vercamer.
Died: 2004.
Age at death: 80.

Name: Ivonna Vanhaverbeke.
Died: January 27, 2011.
Age at death: 90.

Cause of death: Air embolism.
Location: Menen, Belgium.
Disability: Unspecified; frail elders.

Maurice, Leo, Gerard, and Ivonna were family members of a serial killer who worked as a nurse and killed patients who were elderly or had terminal illnesses, usually by smothering them or injecting air bubbles into their bloodstreams. He is thought to have committed at least ten murders, including those of four family members. He called them “mercy killings”, but there is no evidence any of his victims wanted to die.

Case status:
Ivo Poppe (Family member). Ivonna was his mother; Leo and Gerard were great-uncles; Maurice was his father-in-law. Convicted of 5 counts of murder, sentenced to 9-27 years.

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