Possible scam: Fundraisers for dead teen Savannah Dekker prompt police warning
The Bunschoten-Spakenburg police issued a warning against donating money to any fundraising campaigns for the family of Savannah Dekker, who was found killed in Bunschoten on Sunday. The 14-year-old girl's family is not aware of and hasn't approved any fundraising actions, the police write on Facebook.
"Social involvement is appreciated. However, fundraising actions for Savannah's family, are not in the name of the family. Be aware of where you donate your money."
It is not clear whether there is an ongoing scam, or whether the initiators simply haven't made contact with Savannah's family yet.
Savannah disappeared after leaving her Bunschoten home to meet classmates on Thursday afternoon. Her body was found in a ditch on industrial terrain De Kronkels on Sunday. According to the police, she was killed in a crime. A 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with her death. Investigators received about 40 tips after the police discussed this case on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.