An investigation is underway in Oudenaarde, where a 26-year-old man died at the suspect’s home, and in Lokeren, where a 55-year-old woman was killed. This is the suspect’s ex-partner. The case is under investigation in both locations. A forensic doctor, the laboratory, one from the federal judicial police, the East Flanders prosecution and the examining magistrate attended the scene.
The man first attacked his son, then went to the home of his ex-partner, a 55-year-old woman, who is clearly not the mother of the first victim. Further details will not be disclosed in the interests of the secrecy of the investigation. The suspect will be presented to the investigating judge on Monday.
The suspect was still being questioned on Sunday afternoon by police officers from the Flemish Ardennes police zone. The crime scene is also under investigation in Lokeren.
Murdered on her birthday
The victim, Martine, a 55-year-old schoolteacher, was murdered on her birthday by her former companion in Lokeren. She was the mother of two grown children from a previous relationship, according to information from Het Laatste Nieuws.
Her friends describe her as someone very committed to her profession and to her students. She was also passionate about poetry.
“Martine was a very nice, jovial and gentle woman. As a teacher, she was well known in the region. It was probably her ex-boyfriend who killed her, ”a neighbor told our colleagues from the HLN.