Search organizers angry police refused to look for teen found dead

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017. (Photo: Monique Dekker-Beekhuis / Facebook)

The people who organized a search for 14-year-old Savannah Dekker in Bunschoten on Sunday, are angry at the police for not helping in the search. The police told them the action was "not necessary", initiator Angelique ter Haar said to AD. in a ditch on industrial terrain De Kronkels later that same day.

"The fact is that we only received a statement of support for our search, and no physical help." Ter Haar said to AD. "We certainly blame the police for that."

Around 700 people showed up to search for the 14-year-old girl, who went missing on Thursday afternoon. Concerns for the girl increased when the body of another 14-year-old, in the nearby Achterveld on Friday afternoon. A passerby found Savannah's body in a ditch on De Kronkels around 11:40 a.m. on Sunday.

So far the police will say nothing about how Savannah died. An connection with her death on Monday morning. What exactly he is suspected of is unclear.