By 2018-09-11 InPortugal

Criminal investigation opens after 21-year-old Portuguese student found dead in Belgian forest

Brussels police have opened a criminal investigation into the death of a 21-year-old Portuguese student whose body was discovered in the Soignes forest, on the outskirts of the Belgian capital, last (Sunday) night.

Miguel Amorim de Lemos, the son of Portuguese emigrés, was reported missing three days previously.

The last sighting by people interviewed so far was around 11am on Thursday when he is understood to have received a phone call that caused him to leave the area close to his college, the Free University of Brussels.

Say reports, Lemos “often walked in the forest”. In fact police and a group of his friends are believed to have searched the area hours before.

The young man’s body has now been taken for autopsy and toxicology analysis as “the medical examiner could not determine the cause of death on the spot”, writes Belgian news website RTL info.

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