The Public Prosecutor demanded 13 years in prison against suspects Frank S. and Souris R. for the murder of Alex Wiegmink over 14 years ago. The suspects were also charged with hiding Wiegmink's body, but that charge was dropped because its statute of limitations was reached, NOS reports.
The police received dozens of new tips about the murder of 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen in 1998 after a large-scale DNA investigation was announced on Tuesday. So far a total of 35 people came forward with tips and information, NOS reports.
All information will be carefully investigated, the police said.
A body found washed ashore in the Veluwemeer on April 30th was identified as 43-year-old Esther Paul from Almere, the police announced on Opsporing Verzoct on Tuesday. She was connected to the criminal world, related to cannabis in particular, but the police can't yet say whether her criminal past is connected to her murder, the Gelderlander reports.
The Public Prosecutor is launching a massive DNA kinship investigation in an ultimate effort to find out who murdered 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen from Heibloem in 1998, Prosecutor Roger Bos announced in a press conference in Maastricht on Tuesday. The magistrate gave permission for DNA samples to be taken from 15 thousand men, AD reports.
Nicky Verstappen was found murdered one day after he disappeared from a summer camp on Brunssummerheide in August 1998. His body was found over a kilometer from the camp. The perpetrator was never found.
Esther Paul, the woman whose body was found in the Veluwemeer on April 30th, was in hiding at a campsite in Biddinghuizen a few days before her death.
A Venezuelan man confessed to killing Dutch cop Ferry Bakx after the officer caught him and others in the act of a robbery on Bonaire in August last year. The confession was made on the first day of a three-day trial against six Venezuelans and one man from Bonaire for Bakx's murder, RTL Nieuws reports.
The man found dead on Memlincstraat in Eindhoven on Sunday morning was identified as 32-year-old Johan van Boxtel. He had a criminal record and the police that this may have been a gang related shooting. The police are looking for more information about the victim's life and his whereabouts and activities on Saturday and the early hours of Sunday morning.
The Dutch police are almost certain that a body found in a German forest, just across the border from the Limburg town of Susteren, over the weekend is the Dutch driver of a taxi found abandoned on the A12 near Zevenhuizen on Sunday morning. The taxi driver is a young man in his early 20s, AD reports.
The police finally managed to identify the woman whose body washed up on the shore of the Veluwemeer on Sunday. The victim is a 43-year-old woman who lived in Almere, the police said in a statement on Thursday night. The police believe the woman was murdered and launched a large-scale investigation team to look into her death.
Terrence de V., an internationally sought fugitive for a murder in Suriname, was arrested with 140 kilos of cocaine in Amsterdam last year. But due to a mistake, the Dutch authorities did not know that De V. is wanted by the Suriname police. He was released to await his trial in freedom, and disappeared without a trace, Het Parool reports.
Andre G. confessed to ordering the murder of his son-in-law Stijn Saelens in his Belgian castle in 2012 in the court in Bruges on Tuesday. Two Dutch men are suspected of actually committing the murder.
G. told the court that ordering the murder was the only way to save his grandchildren from Saelens, who he suspected was sexually abusing them, NOS reports. Saelens was about to emigrate to Australia with his wife and children. "The children were in danger", he told the court. "It was my ultimate solution."
The police still have not been able to identify a woman whose body was found on the shore of the Veluwemeer on Sunday morning, though investigators are reasonably sure that she was killed in a crime, De Stentor reports.
A passerby found the body on the shore of the lake, halfway down Hardebosweg on the Flevoland side fo the Veluwemeer around 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The police arrested a suspect in the investigation into the murders of a father and son in Zoetermeer on Tuesday. The man was arrested in Rotterdam on Tuesday. He was caught setting fire to an Opel Corsa hijacked shortly after the fatal shooting, a police spokesperson confirmed to ANP after reports in the Telegraaf.
The police are looking for two perpetrators in a shooting that left two men dead in Zoetermeer on Tuesday. The car the gunmen used to flee the scene was recovered in Rotterdam, the police said in a statement.
Two men were killed in a shooting in the Zoeterhage industrial complex in Zoetermeer on Tuesday morning. The shooting happened around 11:00 a.m. in the parking lot of a gym located on Edisonstraat, AD reports.
Witnesses told the newspaper that they believe the victims to be father and son, a detail the police had not confirmed after the incident. The victims were found sitting in a black Mercedes parked at the gym. A witness reports a black BMW driving away after shots were heard. The BMW was spotted in the parking lot several times on Tuesday morning, according to the newspaper.
The bodies of a man and a woman were found in the Zeeland village of Dishoek, near Vlissingen on Thursday morning. According to the police, they were murdered, NOS reports.
Emergency services were at the scene at around 9:30 a.m. According to BN de Stem, a passerby noticed a dark blue Mercedes in some bushes on Verlengde Dishoekseweg and called the police. Responding officers found the bodies and closed down the area, according to the newspaper.
It is unclear whether the bodies were found inside the car.
A body found in a red Mercedes on the street in Haarlem on Monday morning was identified as 18-year-old Kemal Budak from Haarlem. According to the Telegraaf, the evidence points to Budak being stabbed in IJmuiden and then left critically injured in front of the hospital in Haarlem. He died before being found.
"I did not kill my husband", 89-year-old Antonia M. from Amsterdam said in court on Monday. She is suspected of stabbing her 88-year-old husband to death in their home n Watergraafsmeer on January 10th, 2015, Het Parool reports.
The Public Prosecutor believes that caring for her husband of 63 years became too much for Antonia M. Evert had poor health and could do virtually nothing for himself anymore. The couple's children also stated that their mother sometimes got overwhelmed.
A Dutch man was killed in an attack on a farm in South Africa on Friday night, South African media reports. The attack happened on the Dutchman's farm near Baberton in the South African province of Mpumalanga.
According to Netwerk 24, the victim is 55-year-old Peet van Es. A friend was visiting the Van Es and his wife when five masked men forced their way into the farmhouse. The woman and friend were tied up with electrical cable while some of the attackers went upstairs, where Van Es was sleeping.
Monique B. may have spent the past 8 years in prison for a murder she did not commit, according to reasonable doubt group Gerede Twijfel. No other suspects were ever seriously looked at, the researchers said to Omroep West.
Monique B. was sentenced on appeal to 16 years in prison for the murder of her former employer 78-year-old Maria Schermer. The woman was found dead in the hallway of her home in The Hague in March 2009. She had been stabbed 51 times and the house had been ransacked.
The police identified the man found murdered in the trunk of a car pulled from the Stieljteskanaal on Friday morning as a 31-year-old resident of Klazienaveen.
A car was found half submerged in the Stieltjeskanaal in Coevorden on Friday morning. The trunk of the car contained the dead body of a man. According to hte police, the man was murdered, ANP reports.
The car has since been lifted out of the water. A forensic team is doing a trace evidence investigation.
The police are investigating who the victim is, who the car belongs to and how the car ended up in the water. Based on photos, the car seems to be a dark colored Mercedes.
The body of a man was found on Turfstekerstraat in Aalsmeer on Thursday morning. There were large bags of weed beside him. The police launched an investgation, the Telegraaf reports.
According to the police, several "bin bags" full of cannabis were found next to the man. "The circumstances under which he was found is so suspicious that the police closed down the area for investigation", a spokesperson said to the newspaper.
Trufstekerstraat is located in an industrial site in Aalsmeer. Large cannabis farms are often found on the site, according to the Telegraaf.