Jesse van Wieren was beaten with an iron bar, stabbed with a knife and strangled before being buried in a garden in Kloosterburen over New Year's. There is a chance that he was still alive at the time, according to a preliminary autopsy report from the Netherlands Forensic Institute.
A 20 year old man from Wieringerwerf was assaulted at the Zaandam Center railway station on Saturday morning after returning a forgotten bag to its owner.
A man was shot, stabbed with an awl and beaten with an ax on Cypresstraat in Breda on Friday, according police and Omroep Brabant. The victim, estimated to be 35-years old, was seriously injured and rushed to an area hospital.
A well-respected 96-year-old resident of the De Pijp district in Amsterdam was beaten and stabbed several times in the stomach Thursday evening on the Govert Flinckstraat, police said. The assailant, a 24-year-old man from Arnhem, still had the knife with him when he confessed to a mobile police unit less than an hour later on Dam Square.
A seriously injured 12-year old girl from Roelofarendsveen, Zuid-Holland, who was taken to a hospital last week, was abused for years by her father and stepmother, according to the family's neighbors, an Omroepwest.nl report reveals. Both are suspected of abuse and neglect and are being held in custody. The father will face a magistrate on Friday.
A gay couple were assaulted by four men on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam Saturday night. One of the men, 25-year old Ronald, was beaten so hard that his piercings came out of his ear. He lost his hearing in that ear as well.