Decadt’s husband Alexander Naessens said in a statement: “This loss is unbearable and unthinkable..Anne-Laure … was a fantastic wife and the most beautiful mom to our two sons.”
Decadt was riding a rental bike right next to her mother and two sisters who were miraculously not injured in the attack.
“This is a shock in our city, it is a small community of only about 11,000 people,” the mayor of her hometown of Roeselare, Flanders, said.
Five Argentine men celebrating a 30 years high school reunion were also murdered as the terrorist took a truck rented at Home Depot into a bike path and mowed them over indiscriminately. The 5 Argentina named them as Hernán Mendoza, Diego Angelini, Alejandro Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernan Ferruchi.
Local media reported that Erlij, a 48-year-old well known Jewish figure and businessman in Argentina, paid for the trip of some of his schoolmates so that they would be able to make the trip to the US with him. Erlij owned a successful steel mill.