murder

Feb 21 '17 14:30

The Public Prosecutor closed the investigation into the death of 19-year-old Leon Groeneweg from Schiedam. There are no new leads to follow and it is not even clear whether a crime was committed, AD reports.

Leon Groeneweg disappeared in June 2008, shortly after telling his parents that he wants to part ways with a group of friends because of their increasing drug use and criminal activity. His body was found in the Brielse Meer, near camp Kruininger Gors nine days later.

Police officers on the street
Feb 15 '17 08:16

The police found two dead bodies in a parked car on Veerpolder in Haarlem during the early hours of Wednesday morning. At present the investigators believe that they were murdered, though the cause of death is still unclear. 

Police officers went to check out the car after receiving a missing persons report, the police said in a statement on Wednesday morning. A forensics team is working to determine how they died.

So far the police revealed nothing about who the victims are, not even if they are male or female. 

Jdesse Boerenveen
Feb 14 '17 14:35

On Tuesday the police arrested a fifth suspect in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Jdesse Boerenveen, who was at Almere-Haven on December 22nd. The suspect, 46-year-old Jeffrey K., is the owner of a garage in Wormerveer where Boerenveen was held hostage and assaulted, Het Parool reports.

The police believe that more arrests may follow.

Crime scene (Photo: Politie)
Feb 8 '17 12:20

A man was killed after two suspects invaded his Geleen home during the early hours of Wednesday morning. Some Dutch media sources report that the man was shot to death, though this has not yet been confirmed, ANP reports.

According to the police, a witness heard a bang and that is why there is talk of a shooting. But the cause of the man's death is still uncertain. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Feb 2 '17 08:30

On Thursday criminal lawyer Goran Sluiter filed charges against Rabobank on Thursday accusing the bank's executives of complicity in murder and other crimes committed by Mexican drug cartels. This follows an investigation by the United States judiciary into a Rabobank subsidiary suspected of laundering Mexican drug profits, the Volkskrant reports. 

Dutch police's Forensic Team
Jan 27 '17 13:10

The police are investigating the death of an elderly woman in Maastricht. She was found dead in her home on Sluizerbank on Thursday morning. As yet unconfirmed reports say the home was broken into, according to 1Limburg.

A neighbor called the police after she hadn't seen her neighbor for several days. Officers went to check it out and found the woman dead in her home. 

In a statement the police only say that the woman died under "suspicious circumstances". The home was closed off and a forensic team performed a technical investigation. 

Police officers on the street
Jan 18 '17 10:03

The police released surveillance camera footage showing a cyclist wanted in connection with the in Amsterdam Zuidoost in November last year.

Jan 12 '17 15:05

A man who was t early on Thursday morning, was 31-year-old Hakim Chengachi - a member of a well known drug family in Utrecht, his former lawyer and other sources confirmed to newspaper AD.

Crime scene tape
Jan 11 '17 16:45

Three suspects were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the death of an 80-year-old woman on Kastanjeplein in June last year. One of the suspects is the victim's son, 54-year-old Hans W., according to the Telegraaf. 

Emergency services on Branding in Hellevoetsluis after a double shooting, 26 Dec 2016
Jan 6 '17 09:06

A 24-year-old man from Hellevoetsluis turned himself in at a police station in Dordrecht on Thursday. He was internationally wanted for a fatal shooting in his home-town on Boxing Day. This means that all four suspects in the case is now in custody, the police said in a statement.

Crime scene (Photo: Politie)
Jan 4 '17 15:35

The number of murders and manslaughters in the Netherlands dropped to 109 in 2016, according to Elsevier's annual murder list. That is the lowest number of killings since the list was started in 1992.

The record low number of murders does not match the public's idea of violent crimes in the Netherlands, according to Elsevier. "Assassinations get excessive attention in the media an the public therefore has the impression that everything is going wrong", the magazine writes.

Police
Jan 4 '17 13:50

The widow of a 35-year-old Macedonian man, who , is suing the police. She is accusing the police of murder or manslaughter, her lawyer Hakan Kulcu confirmed to newspaper AD.

Arrest
Jan 4 '17 07:33

On Monday morning the police arrested several people suspected of involvement in the at AMC in Amsterdam on October 10th. All suspects come from Amsterdam, the police announced on Tuesday night.

It is not clear exactly how many suspects were arrested or how they were involved in the crime.

Lady Justice
Dec 28 '16 15:25

The Rotterdam police's cold case team reopened the case surrounding the murder of 17-year-old Petra van den Berg during the early morning hours of New Year's Day 1982. This is a final attempt to find the Rotterdam teen's murderer, AD reports.

Jdesse Boerenveen
Dec 23 '16 14:30

A dead man found in the Almere Haven on Thursday was identified as 40 year old Jdesse Boerenveen, who had been missing since December 1st. It is believed that he was in debt to drug pushers and that they kidnapped him, Het Parool reports.

According to the newspaper, Boerenveen was held in a garage in Wormerveer after his disappearance. A video surfaced of a man and a woman beating him and demanding money from him. On the video the woman can be heard shouting: "Where is my money, dirty crook. You're going nowhere. You are trapped in a dungeon with a few Moroccans at home."

Alex Wiegmink, murdered in Posbank on 20 Jan 2003
Dec 22 '16 09:30

Alex Wiegmink was shot and killed on January 20th, 2003 because he t of stealing his car, The 44-year-old Wiegmink's family was not surprised by this confession.

Crime scene tape
Dec 1 '16 14:10

Nearly a quarter of all the murders and manslaughters committed in the Netherlands this year, were committed in Amsterdam. Throughout the Netherlands 99 people were killed by violence so far this year, 23 of the victims died in Amsterdam, according to figures from moordatlas.nl, AD reports.

Last year there were a total of 115 homocides in the Netherlands, with the 100th victim dying on November 8th. So far it seems likely that there will be fewer homicides this year, following the downward trend of the past years.

arrest
Dec 1 '16 10:05

Eleven arrests were made in Costa Rica in connection with the murders of a Dutch couple and a Nicaraguan man in the Central American country in January, RTL Nieuws reports.

Hans Snelders and Sita Dhawtal werein Puntarenas on January 4th. They were handcuffed and shot dead. The foreman of their tree farm, the man from Nicaragua, was also killed.

Former tennis coach Mark de J., suspected of Koen Everink's murder
Nov 28 '16 12:25

Former tennis coach Mark de J.'s lawyer wants to call tennis players and Igor Sijsling to testify as witnesses in the trial surrounding the murder of businessman Koen Everink. The Public Prosecutor has no problem with calling the tennis players as witnesses, was revealed in a pre-trial hearing in Utrecht on Monday, ANP reports.

Crime scene tape
Nov 24 '16 09:09

Two bodies were found in an apartment building on Klaverweide in Voorburg on Wednesday afternoon. The victims are a 57-year-old man and his 87-year-old mother. The elderly woman was murdered, according to the police in a statement.

Police officer and sniffer dog search a wooded area
Nov 24 '16 08:03

The Dutch authorities offered a reward of 15 thousand euros for information that leads to the resolution of the case surrounding the murder of 51-year-old Susanna Boon from Amsterdam. Boon's in woods near Nunspeet on March 29th after she went missing on January 8th. 

Nov 23 '16 14:55

Jolanda van der Wijden, step-mother of in 1995 raped and murdered Nicole van den Hurk, "flipped out" when the court of killing the 15-year-old girl on Monday, she said while discussing the court ruling on RTL Late Night on Tuesday.

Nov 23 '16 14:20

Ron P., convicted for the 1994 rape and murder of air hostess Christel Ambrosius in Putten, is innocent, according to scientist and author Ton Derksen. If this is true, P. is third man to be wrongly convicted for the young woman's death, Omroep Gelderland reports.

Ron P. was sentenced to 18 in years in prison for rape and murder in 2011. Before him two other men, Herman Dubois and Wilco Viets, were convicted, spent time in jail and the acquitted for the same case. 

Nov 22 '16 09:24

The family of murdered 15-year-old Nicole van den Hurk is absolutely stunned that suspect Jos de G. was De G. was found guilty of raping the gilr in 1995 and sentenced to five years in prison. Nicole's father Ad van den Hurk called the ruling a "huge disappointment" in an interview with the Telegraaf.

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