City mayor, Alfred Gadenne has been found dead with his throat cut open in a cemetery in Belgium.
His death comes as a shock to the country with the prime minister expressing ‘horror’ at the death of the lawmaker. His wife found the 71-year-old’s body in the graveyard close to his home.
He was the gatekeeper and locked the cemetery in Mouscron every evening. Local news service SudInfo said a suspect had handed himself in to police and that the motive was unclear.
Reacting to the incident, Prime Minister Charles Michel said ‘I have learned with horror of the brutal death of Alfred Gadenne. All my thoughts are with his family and friends.’
Philippe Courard, president of the parliament for Belgium’s French-speaking south, tweeted: ‘Terrifying. What kind of world are we living in?’