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Belgium: a body found on Sunday could be that of the fleeing soldier

2021-06-25T04:58:30.457Z

Far-right soldier Jurgen Connings had been wanted since May 17. He probably killed himself, says the federal prosecutor



A body found this Sunday in eastern Belgium could be that of the far-right soldier Jurgen Connings, wanted since May 17, according to the first elements of the investigation, the federal prosecutor said in a statement.

The cause of death is probably, according to the first findings, attributable to a suicide by firearm which will have to be confirmed by a forensic expertise, according to the press release.

Jürgen Conings would have committed suicide with a firearm, the body found in the Dilsenbos would be his, according to the Federal Prosecutor's Office https://t.co/rIbMyOqtxf

- RTBF info (@RTBFinfo) June 20, 2021

According to the VRT, it was the mayor of Maaseik, Johan Tollenaere who discovered the body of the soldier.

"This morning during my bike ride to a place where few people come, I felt a strong body odor"

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explained Johan Tollenaere VRT.

"I immediately thought of Jürgen Conings and I warned the police," added the mayor.

The police then found the body.

> More information to come

Source: leparis

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