The body of nuclear scientist and former Cairo University lecturer Dr Wadie Wahba Girguis was found near the metro station in the Al-Wayli district of Cairo. Girguis had been missing from his home for five days before he was found.
The Al-Wayli district prosecutor Moustafa Taya ruled out foul play in the scientist’s death and said he had been hit by a train while crossing the tracks, a common practice. The findings were reached after an investigation based on the injuries noted on the body and its state of decomposition consistent with the five days Girgius was missing.
The daughter of the scientist, Mona Wadie, testified that her father had left home on 27 July at around 11am, and had not returned since. She added that she had received a phone call from the morgue telling her that the body of her father was present in one of their refrigerated units.
The general prosecutor ordered the timely completion of the case pending a forensics report and complete autopsy.