In an appeal issued on Friday, the police wrote "We found a Lithuanian-registered lorry on the carpark along the Antwerp-bound carriageway of the E17 in Waasmunster. We discovered the body of the driver inside the vehicle. He appears to have suffered a violent death.”
So far the investigation has ascertained that the lorry had been parked at Drongen services on the Brussels-bound E40, near Ghent (East Flanders) on Wednesday night. The truck arrived at 10pm and left at around 5:45am on Thursday morning.
The lorry then travelled the 40 or so kilometres to Waasmunster services via the E40 and E17. The truck arrived in Waasmunster at around 6:15 on Thursday morning.
Anyone with information that might help the investigation can contact the police on Freephone number 0800 30 300.