Strangulation cause of missing Nijmegen woman's death

Mariska Peters (Picture: Twitter/@Stuitervrouw). (Mariska Peters (Picture: Twitter/@Stuitervrouw))

An inquest into the death of Mariska Peters determined she was strangled, police revealed Thursday. The body of 21-year old Nijmegen residents was found in the woods after she had been missing for two weeks.

Earlier police announced that she had been violently killed, without revealing the cause of death.

Peters disappeared on February 9th after leaving by car to visit a girlfriend, but she never made it to her destination. Her car was found in a parking lot a day later.

Police started a search for her beginning at the Maas-Waalkanaal just west of her Gelderland hometown using records from her mobile phone provider. Dogs were brought in to assist in the search, and it took them only fifteen minutes to find her body in the marsh woodland of nearby Hatertse Vennen.

No arrests have yet been made.