09-13-2012, 08:02 PM #1Registered User
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NY - KENDALL FRANCOISE, Poughkeepsie, 1996-98
I'm fairly new here (reading for awhile though!) and I searched a few different things and didn't get any hits in this forum. I was just wondering if this site ever had threads on Kendall Francoise. I was very young when he was arrested, but we lived very close to him at the time so I've always had idle curiosity in reading what's out there. I'm sorry to ask this, but I did try searching and found nothing so wanted to double check. I guess knowing I was his neighbor at the time kind of hits close to home, in a literal sense.
09-23-2012, 01:50 PM #2
We do now.
By JOSEPH BERGER
Published: September 03, 1998
Police investigators wearing face masks and white jump suits found the bodies of two women and the decaying remains of others yesterday in a ramshackle green house a block from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
They charged Kendall Francois, a 27-year-old unemployed school aide who lived in the house, with strangling one of the women to death and said they thought he was responsible for killing seven others, most of them prostitutes, who have been missing for as long as two years.
The first woman reported missing was Wendy Meyers, 30, who was last seen on Oct. 24, 1996, at a motel in nearby Highland. Her disappearance was followed by that of Gina Barone, 29, on Dec. 9, 1996; Catherine A. Marsh, 29, who was pregnant, on Nov. 12, 1996; Ms. Hurley on Jan. 12, 1997; Michelle Eason, 27, on Oct. 9, 1997; Mary Healey Giaccone, 29, on Nov. 13, 1997; Sandra Jean French, 51, on June 11, 1998, and Ms. Newmaster.
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In early January, 1998, Poughkeepsie Police made a decision to interview Francois about the missing women. They staked out the Francois home at 99 Fulton Avenue and soon discovered that Francois had a routine that he often followed. In the morning he would take the family car, drive his mother to work at a nearby psychiatric center where she was a nurse, drop her off and then return to downtown Poughkeepsie where he would cruise the streets.
Muddy water in the street; Muddy water 'round my feet... as sung by the inimitable Bessie Smith, "Muddy Water (A Mississippi Moan)"
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10-19-2012, 05:23 PM #3Registered User
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I just saw this. Thank you! You should have been in my hometown when the movie "The Poughkeepsie Tapes" was made. First everyone thought it was about Kendall and went bonkers. Then everyone actually saw it and REALLY freaked.
09-12-2014, 07:04 PM #4
A former school monitor who admitted strangling eight prostitutes and stashing their corpses in his home in the 1990s has died at a prison in western New York.
Prison officials said Kendall Francois, who was 43, died Thursday evening from apparent natural causes. He was an inmate at the maximum-security Wende Correctional Facility in Alden...
Francois had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. The Erie County medical examiner's office said Friday it had issued an official finding about the cause of Francois' death but declined to disclose it publicly.
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