Wanted since May 17, the 46-year-old soldier who recently uttered threats against several public figures was found dead on June 20. According to the first observations, he committed suicide with a firearm.
The body found on June 20 in eastern Belgium is that of Jurgen Conings, a 46-year-old soldier who recently uttered threats against several public figures, announces a joint statement from the Minister and the Head of Defense.
Considered dangerous, he had taken four rocket launchers and several other weapons from the barracks where he was stationed before disappearing on the night of May 17 to 18. Very quickly, on the evening of May 19, 90 soldiers as well as armored vehicles had come to reinforce the police force to find his trace.
According to the first elements of the investigation, the man killed himself with a gun. This thesis will have to be confirmed by a forensic expertise, underlines a press release from the federal prosecutor’s office. The body was found in the woods of the town of Dilsen-Stockem, in an area where searches had been carried out after the discovery of his abandoned vehicle.
According to The evening, Jürgen Conings had adopted aggressive behavior since the beginning of May in his barracks in Bourg-Léopold, in the north of the country. According to La Voix du Nord, he was listed as a “far-right sympathizer” by the Belgian anti-terrorism services.