A Belgian mayor has been found dead in a cemetery with his throat slit open, dailymail reports.
The body of Alfred Gadenne, 71, Mayor of Mouscron, was discovered by his wife on Monday evening at Luingne Cemetery, where he was caretaker.
According to reports, the mayor had been out to close the site for the night when he was murdered.
His death has shocked the country, with the prime minister expressing ‘horror’ at the death of the retired national lawmaker.
Mr Gadenne was the conservative mayor of Mouscron, an industrial town of 57,000 just across the border from the northern French city of Lille
Local news service SudInfo, citing unnamed sources, said a suspect had handed himself in to police and that the motive was unclear.