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Annick’s body found

Published on 04/05/2007

4 May 2007

BRUSSELS – A body fished from the Albert canal in Lummen on Thursday evening has been identified as the remains of 18-year-old Annick Van Uytsel, who had been missing since Saturday.

An autopsy was performed on the body last night but no exact cause of death has been announced. Authorities have confirmed that the girl was murdered however. More information is expected on Friday.

There is no trace of the perpetrator, but the search for clues will continue today. The industrial area around where the body was found was searched last night by soldiers and federal police.

At about 5.30 pm last night a person walking in the area saw a package floating in the Albert canal along the Kanaalstraat in Genenbos (Lummen). He alerted police, who in turn sent the fire brigade.

Divers from the fire brigade pulled the package from the water. The “package” proved to be a body that had been wrapped up thoroughly and weighted. At about 8.15 pm the body was brought to the Gasthuisberg hospital, where a court medical examiner confirmed that it was indeed the body of the 18-year-old girl from Schaffen.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

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