During the 8 months since the man’s death, no one had missed him. The Judicial Authorities carried out an autopsy. There are no signs that he died a violent death and every indication that he died of natural causes.
The trustee of the building where the man lived told the daily Het Nieuwsblad that "apart from his overflowing letterbox there was no indication that anything was wrong.”
“The man was known as a loner, was always very quiet and never caused any problems. Moreover a standing order ensured that after his death the man’s rent was paid on time.”