Stéphanie Lagasse of the Brussels Judicial Authorities told journalists that "The deceased person that was found in Haren on 9 June is Mohamed Harrouchy. He disappeared on 9 December 2018 in Schaarbeek”. An Examining Magistrate has been assigned to investigate Mr Harrouchy’s death.
41-year-old Mohamed Harrouchy was last seen on Sunday 9 December 2018 in the Portaelsstraat in Schaarbeek. The police issued a missing person’s notice appealing for information about the man’s whereabouts. His remains were found last Sunday on an industrial Estate on the Verdunstraat in Haren, around 5km from where he was last seen.