German DNA database searched for clues in 1976 Netherlands murder
The German judiciary gave permission for a large-scale DNA relationship investigation in connection with an unsolved murder in the Netherlands dating from 1976, AD reports.
A still unidentified girl was found murdered in parking lot De Heul in Maarsbergen in 1976.
Performing a large scale DNA relationship test increases the chance of a hit in the database significantly than in conventional DNA testing. This is because with a relationship test, family members can be identified. The Dutch judiciary also gave the green light for such an investigation. Hopefully the murdered girl can be identified through a family member.
The police believe that the girl was kidnapped and held captive for a long time. A witness saw two men dump the girl in Maarsbergen. The suspects will now be between 70 and 80 years old.