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    Body of murdered mayor of Mouscron has been autopsied

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    The body of Alfred Gadenne, who was murdered Monday evening in Mouscron, was autopsied last night at a hospital in Mons. A suspect who was apprehended on Monday evening will be heard later today (12 September) by an investigating judge in Mons-Tournai.

    The forensic examination lasted one hour. The suspect who was arrested last night at Luingne Cemetery will be heard this morning by the police in Mouscron and has been reminded that he has the right to keep silent. According to law, a lawyer was appointed for him.

    Aged 71, Alfred Gadenne opened and closed the cemetery in front of his home in Luingne as he had been doing every day. This is where the mayor (bourgmestre) of Mouscron, a municipality in Wallonia, was assassinated yesterday, shortly before 8 pm.

    According to the regional television network Notélé, the suspect is an 18-year-old who acted out of revenge. His father, a member of the communal staff, was dismissed two years ago by the Mouscron municipality.

    Maria Novak
    The Brussels Times