Severed head found in Amsterdam still a mystery one year later
Amzieb's headless body was found in a burnt out car on Meijehof in Amsterdam Zuidoost the previous day. The young Amsterdam man was missing for a few days before his remains were discovered.
It is still unclear who murdered Amzieb, Het Parool reports. The man who placed his head in front of the shisha lounge - seen on surveillance camera footage - still hasn't been identified. The last arrest in this case was made in May last year. According to the newspaper, new arrests aren't expected in the short term.
Amzieb had friends in the criminal world, but as far as can be determined, wasn't a hardened criminal himself.
It seems clear that whoever it is that killed Amzieb, wanted to send a message. Fayrouz, wich was closed down by Mayor Eberhard van der Laan shortly after the discovery of Amzieb's head, was known as a gathering place for people with connections to Benaouf A. and Houssine A., according to Het Parool. Both are key players in the Amsterdam gang war - a conflict between rival gangs in the Dutch capital that started in 2012 and has since caused dozens of assassinations.