Suspect confessed to kidnapping, killing 9-year-old Gino
Donny M., 22, confessed to involvement in the kidnapping and death of 9-year-old Gino van der Straeten, sources told 1Limburg. He made his confession during a police interrogation.
According to 1Limburg, a DNA trace found on Gino’s scooter led the police to Donny M. The scooter was found on June 2 during the search for the missing boy. The police arrested M., and he told them where to find Gino’s body, a few dozen meters away from M.’s home.
A spokesperson for the Public Prosecution Service would not comment on the case “at the moment,” according to 1Limburg. M.’s lawyer Sjanneke de Crom also refused to comment. Spokesperson Peter Smit for Gino’s family said: “We are awaiting the investigation.”