The body of a cleaning woman was found in a shed at the home of Nordine Amrani, the man suspected of carrying out Tuesday's grenade and gun attack in Liege, Belgium, authorities said.
Liege prosecutor Daniele Reynders on Wednesday told the media that the woman was in her forties and that her body was found during a search of Amrani's house.
The woman was killed before Amrani, 33, launched grenades and emptied a rifle at a crowd in at a main square in Liege, Reynders told The Associated Press.
It was a cleaning lady, Reynders said. This is how she met him yesterday morning. She dies, shot with a bullet in the head.
At least five people are now dead and more than 120 people injured, authorities said. The dead includes the attacker, but officials aren't sure if he committed suicide or died from the explosion.
Others killed include two teenage boys and a toddler. There was a 75-year-old woman who was reported dead, but authorities removed her name from the list of casualties.
Catherine Delcourt, a spokeswoman for the Liege governor, told The AP that the elderly woman stands no chance of recovering from her injuries.
Belgium authorities are still uncertain what were Amrani's motives for the attacks. They do not believe it was an act of terrorism.
Amrani did some jail time for guns and drugs charges.
Authorities had summoned Amrani for police question on Tuesday regarding a sex abuse case, The AP reported.
He never made it for questioning, but left home with a backpack, grenades, a revolver and an assault rifle, according to The AP.
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