Nothing found in search for missing Belgian in Nispen
An investigation in a Nispen barn in connection with missing Belgian Jelle Leemans, yielded nothing, the police revealed on Monday afternoon. Leemans went missing in November 2013, NU.nl reports.
The police investigated the barn, in which building materials are stored, based on a tip received. Earlier on Monday the police told NU.nl that the current owner of the barn is not a suspect and is cooperating in the investigation.
Leemans disappeared on November 21st, 2013. It is believed that he traveled to Roosendaal on that day to meet someone in connection with a drug deal. The police previously stated that they fear the young Belgian man had been killed. No body was ever found. Two suspects from Roosendaal and Rijsbergen were arrested in 2014 in connection with Leemans' disappearance, but they were later released due to lack of evidence.
Last month Leemans' mother appeared on RTL Boulevard to plea for witnesses to come forward. "I need to know what happened to him and where he is", the woman said in an emotional call. Whether this moved the tip giver to come forward is unclear.