Hervé, 35, is blind. When police called him to identify a body in the morgue of the CHN hospital in Brussels, they were not aware of his condition. How to identify a body when you are blind?
Morgue employees testified:
He first put his hand on the face of the corpse, then he slid along the body by feeling fat
Is that enough?
Not for Hervé. Then he laid on his body and he sniffed and licked everywhere. I think he put a finger somewhere. We had to call the security.
A strange way to identify a body. Never seen before by the employees of the morgue, yet very effective. It finally took 30 minutes to identify the body. The police finally had the answer they were looking for: The body was indeed his father’s.