Man admits killing after human remains found in floating fridge

A man has been arrested for manslaughter after a woman's remains of were found in a fridge floating in the Albert canal in the Liège province municipality of Oupeye. The man is the victim's son and he has confessed to killing her, the public prosecutor's office in Liège said on Friday. 

The man from Seraing said he had acted alone. He was not known to the judicial authorities. According to the prosecutor's office, the forensic doctor could not determine the cause of death.

On Tuesday, police found a woman's arms and legs in a refrigerator floating on the canal near Hermalle-sous-Argenteau, a district of Oupeye. A witness had seen the floating fridge and brought it to land. He noticed a strong odour and alerted the police. Police opened the refrigerator and found the limbs of the woman inside.

The suspect tried to take a flight to South Korea on Thursday morning but was detained at Brussels Airport. He was questioned by police that day and brought before the investigating judge on Friday.


The Albert Canal in Lixhe, Belgium © BELGA PHOTO ERIC LALMAND

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