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Thursday, 10 December 2015 - 12:03
Arrest made in 2003 disappearance of pregnant Amsterdam woman
The Amsterdam police arrested a 47 year old man from Leidschendam last week in connection with the disappearance of Deborah Rosiek from Amsterdam in 2003. The police call the arrest a "possible breakthrough" in the case. According to the police, the arrest was made based on "new information". The Netherlands Forensic Institute will now reexamine DNA traces found back in 2003. A number of witnesses will also be questioned in the coming days. The 39 year old Deborah Rosiek was pregnant with twins when she disappeared on June 18th, 2003. She was noticed missing when she never showed up for a hospital appointment. She was reported as missing to the police when no one was able to reach her a few days later. Rosiek's then boyfriend Hans P. stood trial on suspicion of involvement in her disappearance in 2008, according to NU. He was acquitted due to a lack of evidence. The Public Prosecutor previously offered a reward of 15 thousand euros for the tip that leads to the solving of this case. That reward is still in place. The police calls on anyone with any information about this case to come forward.