The discovery is appalling. In Belgium, several human limbs were found on Tuesday in a fridge thrown into the Albert Canal, a waterway linking the port of Antwerp to Liège. It was a local resident, alerted by the presence of a refrigerator emerging from the water, who alerted the police. The police then intervened to bring it up on a bank.
“We immediately noticed the presence inside of two arms and two legs”, says Catherine Collignon, spokesperson for the Liège prosecutor’s office. An investigating judge has been seized of an investigation for “murder”, the Liège prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.
According to the first elements communicated by the spokesperson for the prosecution, several clues make it possible to deduce that these are members of a woman’s body, such as the observation of nails or the presence of jewelry. “The most important thing now is to identify the victim to possibly make the link with a disappearance file”, underlines Catherine Collignon. The investigation will also have to determine if the fridge was thrown into the water from a car, on a bridge, or from a boat.