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Body of woman missing since 2009 discovered in canal

The body of the woman was discovered in a vehicle in the Albert canal, near Hasselt. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The body of a woman who went missing in 2009 was discovered and removed from the Albert canal on Thursday.

During a three-day canal clean up project, local police used a drone on Thursday when they reached Stokrooie near Hasselt.

A vehicle containing the body of a woman was discovered and removed from the water, reports Nieuwsblad.

According to the Limburg public prosecutor, the body belongs to a woman who has been missing since 2009.

After the removal of the vehicle from the canal, it was taken to a shed, where forensic experts carried out investigations, reports VRT.

There was no evidence of a crime.

After the identity of the body was established, the police visited and informed the family.

Evie McCullough
The Brussels Times