Belgian police probing death of young Portuguese man found dead in Sonian forest

in News · 13-09-2018 10:14:00 · 0 Comments

Authorities have said it could take several weeks to determine the cause of death of a young Portuguese man, an emigrant in Belgium, who was found dead in a forest three days after being reported missing.

Mystery enshrouds the circumstances leading up to the death of 21-year-old Miguel Lemos, who was studying at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
His body was found on Sunday night in the Sonian Forest, on the southeastern edge of Brussels.
He had been reported missing three days earlier, on Thursday, when he vanished from the university campus after taking a phone call at around 11am.
The student, described as being tall, thin, and curly-haired, was reported missing by his colleagues and teachers, as well as his parents, who also live in Belgium.

It is understood Miguel Lemos lived in the Wallonia region, some 40 kilometres from the Belgian capital.
Belgian police are still investigating the case, but said they haven’t ruled out a possible murder.
According to reports, Miguel was known to take long walks in the Sonian forest, and it was there that records show he last used his mobile phone.
His body was taken to a hospital morgue for autopsy.
A spokesperson for Brussels’ Public Prosecutor said it could take weeks to determine the exact cause of death.


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