Police call for info on woman's murder in Scheveningen woods

56-year-old woman found murdered on Galgenpad in the Scheveningen woods, 4 May 2019
56-year-old woman found murdered on Galgenpad in the Scheveningen woods, 4 May 2019. (Photo: Politie)

The police are looking for witnesses or anyone who has information on the murder of a 56-year-old woman in the Scheveningen woods. The woman's body was found on Galgenpad at 3:38 p.m. on Saturday, May 4th.

The victim is a Japanese woman who lived in the Stadhoudersplantsoen district in The Hague, the police revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. On the day of her murder, she left her home on her cargo bike somewhere between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to go walk her two dogs in the Scheveningen woods. The spot where her body was found is around 10 minutes' cycle from the victim's home. 

The woman regularly walked her dogs in the woods. Locals knew her by sight, because one of her dogs, a black Labrador, is disabled and walks with a cart. The disabled dog and cargo bike were found with the woman's body. The other dog was found later. 

The police want to map out the period between the woman leaving her home and the discovery of her body. Investigators therefore want to talk to anyone who was in the Scheveningen woods between 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. - they may have seen something that could help with the investigation. The police also want to talk to anyone who saw the woman, or have camera footage of her, in the hour before her body was found. 

Scheveningen woods murder victim's dog
Scheveningen woods murder victim's dog. (Photo: Politie)
Scheveningen woods murder victim's dog
Scheveningen woods murder victim's dog. (Photo: Politie)

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