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Case File 3825DMBEL


Herman Van Hiel
Missing since May 7, 1982 from Gent, Belgium
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Herman Van Hiel was chaplain in Gent's prison.
On 7 May, he took a train from Gent/Gand to Leuven/Louvain for a meeting with criminology colleagues.
He left the class early that day. Investigators found out that he went to a bank that day to get 3000 Belgian Francs - a high amount of money at that time. Later that evening he wanted to meet a prison guard who lived in Voorhavenlaan in Gent. He never made it there. A bottle of whiskey he had bought that day as well as a map showing the way to his meeting point were found at his home.
According to police, it is possible that he disappeared voluntarily, committed suicide or met with foul play

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Federal Police
0800 / 91.119

Source Information:
Belgian police

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