The federal police in Liege has found out the identity of the body found on Feb. 19th in a river, next to the purifying station of Juplrelle-Wihogne. The man is a 48 year old Syrian from Damascus. The police was helped by the German police.
various marks of violence were found on the body: he was gagged and his arms and legs were tied up. No identity papers were found.
The police called for witnesses to step up and informed all European police. The German police of Cologne finally succeeded in identifying the body: Hamid Feysal (48). He lived in Cologne and was a cook in a restaurant. He disappeared on Jan. 23.
The man could have died from the beatings and injuries, but the police is not ruling out the possibility that he was alive when he was thrown in the water. The Liege police is looking for witnesses who might have seen in the man in the area of Juprelle.
Source: HLN (Dutch)