The assassination of Elco Gjaltema in Amsterdam-Oost in February, was definitely not a case of mistaken identity, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. While the exact motive for his murder is still unclear, the 36-year-old BMX racer was active in the criminal world, according to the police.
The murder of Elco Gjaltema in Amsterdam last week was a case of mistaken identity, according to his girlfriend Eline. "He was a guy with a heart of gold." she said in an interview with AT5. "There is no reason why someone would do this. It's a mistake I think."
The police and fire department are investigating different techniques to put out fires that could help preserve forensic evidence, Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan said on Friday. According to the Telegraaf, he responded to questions raised by conservative VVD party city counselor Dilan Yesilgöz, who suggested that getaway care fires should be extinguished with as little water as possible so that DNA is not washed away from a potential crime scene.
BMX club The Wheely's held a meeting in Baarn on Thursday to commemorate their member and friend Elco Gjaltema, who was shot and killed in Amsterdam on Wednesday. The club describes his death as "a blow to the BMX world".
The man who was shot and killed across the street of the Panama night club in Amsterdam on Wednesday night, was identified as 37-year-old Elco Gjaltema. The Amsterdam man is not connected to any serious crime
Dafne Schippers was named Sportswoman of the Year at the NOC*NSF Sports Gala in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Sportsman of the Year for 2015 went to Sjinkie Knegt