According to the federal prosecutor’s office, it has now been established that it is the body of Conings. “There is no doubt about that,” stated Frédéric Van Leeuw. “The investigation continues. We will communicate on Monday in the afternoon as soon as all the results from the laboratory are in.”
Hundred people at Wake for Conings
About a hundred people held a vigil at the Conings house last night. The sympathizers of the Belgian military laid flowers at his house and lit candles.
The participants left at 20:00 from City Park Ter Motten van Dilsen-Stokkem. The vigil was held “in memory of Jürgen, against the corrupt system in Belgium and against the failure of Defense”.
It was a quiet gathering, but with applause at Conings’ house. The soldier’s girlfriend received statements of support. Family van Conings also took part in the wake.
The right-wing extremist Conings disappeared five weeks ago, taking with him, among other things, a machine gun, pistol and ammunition from the weapons depot. In farewell letters he threatened to harm the Flemish virologist Marc Van Ranst, among others.
Since then, he has been hiding in a safe house with his family and only worked online.
Last night Van Ranst was allowed to go home. His security has been handed over to the local police. The medical specialist reacted with relief after the discovery of the remains, but did not forget the other victims either. “For me, this period is forgotten after two weeks. For the children and family of Conings, this is permanent.”
Emergency plan terrorism
The Minister of the Interior also terminated the national emergency plan for terrorism on the advice of the National Crisis Center.
That was announced on May 18, the first since it came into force a year earlier, and could now be withdrawn with confidence, according to the collaborating security services.