Body found in car identified as young man, 18, from Haarlem
A body found in a red Mercedes on the street in Haarlem on Monday morning was identified as 18-year-old Kemal Budak from Haarlem. According to the Telegraaf, the evidence points to Budak being stabbed in IJmuiden and then left critically injured in front of the hospital in Haarlem. He died before being found.
The car in which Budak's body was found was parked at the intersection of Kadijklaan and Roolandweg, across the street from the Spaarne hospital. Budak's was lying on the back seat.
While detectives were still doing a trace evidence investigation at the car in Haarlem, officers also closed down an area on Betelgeuzeweg in IJmuiden, some 20 kilometers from where Budak's body was found. Blood was found on the street. The police confirmed to the Telegraaf that the two investigations are connected, but would say nothing further.
Residents of Betelgeuzeweg immediately recognized the red Mercedes, photos of which can be found on social media, according to the newspaper. "Those boys from Haarlem come here often", one resident, who wanted to remain anonymous, said to the Telegraaf. "It got completely out of hand yesterday. They had an argument. Friends of Kemal put him in the car and left him in Haarlem at the hospital."
According to the newspaper, it often happens that a victim is left at a hospital by friends or criminal accomplices who do not want their identity known.