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AFP
June 21, 2021

Body found in Belgium is likely missing rogue soldier

AFP
June 21, 2021

Brussels: A body found on Sunday in eastern Belgium is probably that of a soldier suspected of extreme-right views who went missing after stealing arms from a military base and threatening public figures, prosecutors said.

“According to the first elements of the investigation, it is Jurgen Conings,” a statement said. “The cause of death is probably, according to initial findings, attributable to suicide by firearm,” the statement added, though this would be confirmed at a later date.

Hundreds of police and army personnel were deployed last month on the hunt for Conings, 46, after his abandoned vehicle was found in the area near the Dutch border with four rocket launchers inside.