Man arrested after teens' disappearance no longer a suspect
The 34-year-old man arrested in Portugal after being found in the company of two missing Dutch teenagers on Saturday, is no longer a suspect. He is still a part of the investigation and will be questioned, the Public Prosecutor announced, according to Dutch newspaper AD.
The man was suspected of ilelgally taking the two girls out of their parents' custody. But according to the Dutch judiciary, Femke and Sam, both 16 years old, left of their won accord. No crime was committed.
Sam Bruijs and Femke Lucas disappeared from their home town of Bergen op Zoom last week Tuesday. They traveled to Spain and were eventually foud in Albufeira, Portugal on Saturday - based on a tip from a local hostel owner. They were reunited with their parents on Monday.
It is unclear why the teens decided to run away from home. A letter they left behind stated that "they wanted a break", according to the newspaper.