Two bodies found in empty Arnhem hotel
Two bodies were found in the old Hotel Rembrandt on Patersstraat in Arnhem on Thursday night, the police said in a statement. The victims are a man and a woman.
The police responded to the building around 7:30 p.m. after an alarm went off. No further details were given, other than that the police are investigating the circumstances of the victims' deaths.
According to the Gelderlander, the fire department initially responded to the alarm. Firefighters found the bodies and called in the police. Sources tell the newspaper that the victims were stabbed, but there's been no confirmation. No other people were found in the building.
Whether or not the hotel is still being used is a topic of uncertainty. A number of websites say that it is closed. Local residents told the newspaper that they don't think the building is being used as a hotel anymore, but they do see people going in and out every now and again. Several sources told the Gelderlander that the 71-year-old owner of the building, Bennie Peters, visits the building on a regular basis and sometimes sleeps there. They also say that he still rents out a few rooms.