Boy, 14, suspected of killing parents described as "introverted" but "not that weird"
A 14-year-old boy suspected of killing his parents in Katlijk, Friesland earlier this week is described as "different" and "introverted" by local residents, according to AD. "You didn't easily get into a conversation with him", a woman who knows the boy because her son is at school with him said to the newspaper. Though some girls from his class told AD that "he wasn't that weird".
Jos Verdonk (63) and Margreet Andriol (62) were found murdered in their home on a farm in Katlijk on Tuesday morning. The couple has three children together, and Jos has two more from a previous marriage. Jos's oldest son Ferdinand Verdonk said this about his youngest brother to AD: "I've been out of the house for 20 years, but we saw him on birthdays. Mental health problems? Wild stories. He's simply an uncle to my children and a perfectly normal boy. We hope to hear from the police what really happened here."
The death of the hippy-like couple shocked the community, according to the newspaper. "I just want to say one thing" local resident Irma said. "These were very nice people. People with a golden heart. Whatever happened here, there are many more victims than Jos and Margreet." Another resident described them as "super sweet people". According to people who knew them, Jos en Margreet were always ready to offer a helping hand to people in need. They often sheltered on the farm for people who needed it.
The police haven't released much information about this crime. The only official statement on the police website was published on Tuesday afternoon. It says that the bodies of a man and woman were found in the home on Schoterlandseweg, that an investigation was launched and the initial evidence suggests that a crime was committed.