Police search Baarn for missing Utrecht woman, 25

Anne Faber
Anne Faber. Photo: Nathanael Fidder / Facebook

On Sunday the police searched the Utrecht town of Baarn for 25-year-old Anne Faber. The Utrecht woman disappeared around 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening while cycling. Shortly before her disappearance, she took a selfie of her in the rain and sent it to her boyfriend. The police traced the location of this selfie to the corner of Amsterdamsestraatweg and Hilversumsestraatweg in Baarn, AD reports. 

Just before darkness fell on Sunday, another search was launched in the area where Faber took the selfie. "We determined the search area based on the location where the selfie was taken and her phone data. That's in Baarn. We searched with about 30 men tonight, but so far without results", a police spokesperson said to AD on Sunday night. A police helicopter using thermal imaging equipment was also used in the search. 

In a press release on Sunday night, the police emphasized that Faber disappeared during dangerous weather. "There were storms that evening; around 18:40, the first showers began and afterwards there were also thunderstorms. According to [meteorological institute] KNMI, there was dangerous weather that evening." That Faber had an accident in the bad weather conditions, is one of the scenarios the police are considering. 

Her boyfriend, Nathanael Fidder, put a post on Facebook, calling for information. "My girlfriend has been missing since Friday night 29/9 19:00. The last message is a selfie in the rain", he writes. "Last known location 18:15 Hollandsche Rading. The selfie was maybe taken in Baarn. She started an hours long bicycle trip around half past four, to where exactly is unknown. She would've returned home to me, everything points to that. My messages were not read from 19:45. Currently there's no trace of her. Police started a search, family and friends search as well. They assume the worst."

According to Fidder, Faber is about 1.7 meters tall and was wearing a dark green, three-quarters raincoat and riding a black Batavus Old Dutch bicycle when she disappeared. She may also have been carrying a fluorescent yellow backpack. She has a birth mark on her chin. She wears two earrings - a stud and a ring - in her left ear, and a ring in her right ear. 

Last selfie Anne Faber took before disappearing on 29 Sept 2017, believed to be taken in Baarn
Last selfie Anne Faber took before disappearing on 29 Sept 2017, believed to be taken in Baarn. Photo: Nathanael Fidder / Facebook

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