Published 1716 EDT, 11 September 2017 Updated 2116 EDT, 11 September 2017 The body of Alfred Gadenne, 71, Mayor of Mouscron, was discovered by his wife on
Monday evening at Luingne Cemetery, where he was caretaker A Belgian mayor has been found dead in a cemetery with his throat slit open. The body of Alfred Gadenne,
71, Mayor of Mouscron, was discovered by his wife on Monday evening at Luingne Cemetery, where he was caretaker . He had been out to close the site for the night when he was murdered. Mr Gadennes was the conservative mayor of Mouscron, an
industrial town of 57,000 just across the border from the northern French city of Lille His death has shocked the country, with the prime minister expressing horror at
the death of the retired national lawmaker. Local news service SudInfo, citing unnamed sources, said a suspect had handed himself in to police and that the motive
was unclear. The case was handed to a local prosecutor rather than to national counterterrorism investigators. .