The judicial authorities had set up the search in Heverlee in the case of a 22-year-old woman from Kessel-Lo (Leuven) who had gone missing in June. However, it is not yet clear whether the body that was found is that of the missing woman.
The woman had disappeared without a trace on 21 June. She was never seen again after leaving work. An autopsy should make it clear whether the remains that were found belong to the missing woman. It could also shed more light on how the victim died.
The search was started on Wednesday, when federal and local police and members of the Civil Protection Unit searched part of the woods near Haasrode. It was continued yesterday, when the discovery was made.