Hague man arrested in Rotterdam teen's death

Orlando Boldewijn was found dead in the Böttgerwater in The Hague on 26 Feb 2018
Orlando Boldewijn was found dead in the Böttgerwater in The Hague on 26 Feb 2018. Photo: Politie

A 27-year-old man from The Hague was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of involvement in the death of 17-year-old from Rotterdam. The suspect is the owner of a fishing boat on which Oralndo was seen the night of his disappearance, a source told newspaper AD.

Police spokesperson Angelique Chatta would not confirm this to the newspaper. "We will not say anything about this in the interest of the investigation", she said. "We are talking to the man and we hope that the puzzle pieces will soon fall into place."

Orlando had a date with a man, made through dating app Grindr, in Ypenburg in the Hague on February 18th. He and was reported missing. in lake Blauwe Loper in Ypenburg on February 25th. The police searched the lake near a small island - where the 27-year-old man from The Hague often moored his self-built fishing boat -

It is known that Orlando was on the fishing boat on the night of his disappearance, according to the newspaper. The vessel was confiscated a few days after Orlando's body was discovered. How the Rotterdam teenager died is still unclear. 

Tags: