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
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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"
explained Johan Tollenaere VRT.
"I immediately thought of Jürgen Conings and I warned the police," added the mayor.
The police then found the body.
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