Body found in search for missing Leiden woman

Police searching the water along Vlietweg near Leiden for missing Karin Heemskerk, 12 Nov 2019
Police searching the water along Vlietweg near Leiden for missing Karin Heemskerk, 12 Nov 2019Photo: Politie Den Haag eo/Twitter

A car containing the body of a woman was found in the water in recreational area Vlietland near Leiden on Tuesday. The police were searching the water for signs of 51-year-old Karin Heemskerk, who disappeared from her hometown of Leiden on October 27th.

The car found is a Toyota Aygo, the same car Heemskerk drove. It was found in the water along Vlietweg. The police are working on identifying the body, but believe it is the missing woman. 

The police are investigating how the victim died. 

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