cold case

Milica van Doorn, found raped and murdered in Zaanstad on 8 June 1992
Dec 4 '17 13:10

The men approached to participate in a DNA kinship investigation in an attempt to solve the 1992 rape and murder of Milica van Doorn in Zaandam, were willing to take part en masse. So far 126 of the 133 Dutch-Turkish men approached gave the police a voluntary DNA sample, the police said in a statement. 

"It is really fantastic to see that so many men cooperated. All from commitment and willingness to solve this gruesome case, supported by their own families. That deserves a big copliment." team leader Rob Keet said in the statement. 

Forensic investigators at a crime scene
Nov 21 '17 09:15

The police are performing a large investigation in a home on Doornbosheerd in the Groningen neighborhood of Beijum, where they believe Halil Erol was murdered in 2010. Investigators are searching for the murdered man's head and hands, and other trace evidence, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

Halil Erol
Nov 20 '17 14:30

On Friday the police arrested a 39-year-old woman from Groningen for involvement in the murder of 34-year-old Halil Erol from Steenwijk in 2010. The woman was arrested based on new information received, the police said in a statement. More arrests may follow.

Nov 17 '17 12:00

A 44-year-old Amsterdam man suspected of involvement in the disappearance of Sabrina Oosterbeek earlier this year and the murder of Mirela Mos in 2004, was linked to the murder of 26-year-old Monique Roossien in 2003 through a DNA match, the judiciary confirmed to NU.nl.

Monique's body was found on the shore of the IJmeer in Amsterdam in 2003. She was beaten to death. Where the DNA traces that linked Sjonny W. to the case were found, was not revealed. 

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Nov 16 '17 08:40

The Amsterdam police may have stumbled across a serial killer in a missing person investigation. 44-year-old Sjonny W. from Amsterdam is suspected of gruesomely murdering two women, and involvement in the disappearance of a third, the Telegraaf reported on Thursday.

Milica van Doorn, found raped and murdered in Zaanstad on 8 June 1992
Nov 7 '17 09:42

The Noord-Holland police and Public Prosecutor decided to launch a DNA kinship investigation in an attempt to finally solve the rape and murder of 19-year-old Milica van Doorn in Zaandam in 1992. On Monday a total of 133 men received a request to give a voluntary DNA sample for the investigation. None of the men approached are considered suspects, but the investigators hope that one of them is related to the suspect.

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
Oct 26 '17 16:10

The police and Public Prosecutor in Limburg are starting the first step in a large-scale DNA investigation into the murder of 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen in 1998. Around 1,500 men are invited to cooperate in this first step of the DNA investigation, AD reports.

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Sep 25 '17 15:00

A 44-year-old man arrested in connection with the disappearance of Sabrina Oosterbeek from Amsterdam in March, is now also suspected of murdering another woman in Amsterdam Zuidoost in 2004, the judiciary announced on Monday, AT5 reports.

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Aug 23 '17 14:10

A 48-year-old man is in court on Wednesday as a suspect in a rape committed in Amsterdam's Sloterpark in 2001 thanks to a DNA match, AT5 reports.

Abedelkader K. recently had to give a DNA sample to the authorities after he was convicted of threatening someone. Once his DNA was put in the system, it matched with DNA traces found in the 2001 rape case.

The rape happened in July 2001. A woman was walking through Sloterpark when she was grabbed from behind and raped. She struggled and resisted, to the extent that she broke her left shoulder.

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Aug 16 '17 15:40

The Public Prosecutor and the Zeeland West-Brabant police's Cold Case team reopened the investigation into the murder of Robert Sengers in Esbeek in 2004. A reward of 15 thousand euros is offered for the tip that leads to the perpetrator, AD reports.

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
Aug 4 '17 11:30

The Public Prosecutor postponed a massive DNA kinship investigation in the 1998 murder of 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen with a few months. The investigation was set to start after the summer, but has now been pushed back to the first quarter of 2018, AD reports.

The postponement is due to the judiciary getting new and more efficient DNA sets soon and because preparation is taking longer than expected. 

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Jul 28 '17 13:00

The police arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with the murder of 35-year-old Caroline van Toledo in 2005. The man from Brielle is suspected of murdering her, ANP reports.

Van Toledo's body was found in the trunk of a burnt out car in the Kruininger Gors nature reserve on September 3rd, 2005. A fire was also set in her Oostvoorne home. The murder caused a lot of unrest.

Cold case calendar
Jul 18 '17 14:00

The Dutch police decided to spread their 'cold case calendar' among all 30 thousand detainees in Dutch prisons. An experiment involving the calendar, which contains details about 52 cold cases - one for each week, being spread in five prisons proved to be successful, ANP reports.

Jun 27 '17 09:45

André S., sentenced to four years in prison two weeks ago for raping a Den Bosch woman in 1995, committed suicide in his cell in the prison in Grave, his lawyer Jori Schadd said to Omroep Brabant. The 41-year-old man hung himself on Friday night. "The man leaves a family with wife and children", the lawyer said.

Alex Wiegmink, murdered in Posbank on 20 Jan 2003
May 25 '17 10:30

The Public Prosecutor demanded 13 years in prison against suspects Frank S. and Souris R. for the murder of Alex Wiegmink over 14 years ago. The suspects were also charged with hiding Wiegmink's body, but that charge was dropped because its statute of limitations was reached, NOS reports. 

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
May 25 '17 09:50

The police received dozens of new tips about the murder of 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen in 1998 after a large-scale DNA investigation was announced on Tuesday. So far a total of 35 people came forward with tips and information, NOS reports.

All information will be carefully investigated, the police said.

Nicky Verstappen, murdered at age 11 in Brunssum in August 1998
May 23 '17 15:45

The Public Prosecutor is launching a massive DNA kinship investigation in an ultimate effort to find out who murdered 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen from Heibloem in 1998, Prosecutor Roger Bos announced in a press conference in Maastricht on Tuesday. The magistrate gave permission for DNA samples to be taken from 15 thousand men, AD reports.

Nicky Verstappen was found murdered one day after he disappeared from a summer camp on Brunssummerheide in August 1998. His body was found over a kilometer from the camp. The perpetrator was never found.

Prostitution
May 4 '17 14:15

A 58-year-old man from Schiedam arrested last month in connection with the murders of at least two prostitutes in Rotterdam over 25 years ago, denies having any involvement in their deaths, the Telegraaf reports.

The suspect's lawyer told the newspaper that his client claims to be innocent, but would say nothing further about the process of the police questionings. The Public Prosecutor also declined to comment.

Police officers on the street
Apr 7 '17 07:39

With the arrest of a 58-year-old man from Rotterdam the police believe they made their first breakthrough in a cold case investigation into the murders of 85 prostitutes in the 80's and 90's. According to the police, the suspect can definitely be linked to two murders, and possibly to three others as well, AD reports.

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Feb 21 '17 14:30

The Public Prosecutor closed the investigation into the death of 19-year-old Leon Groeneweg from Schiedam. There are no new leads to follow and it is not even clear whether a crime was committed, AD reports.

Leon Groeneweg disappeared in June 2008, shortly after telling his parents that he wants to part ways with a group of friends because of their increasing drug use and criminal activity. His body was found in the Brielse Meer, near camp Kruininger Gors nine days later.

Reconstruction of a head found in the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal near Breukelen in 2006
Jan 20 '17 17:05

The Dutch police reopened a cold case of a severed head found in the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal, near Breukelen in July 2006. Using new techniques the police reconstructed the head and new information indicates that the victim is a Colombian or Ecuadorian man between the ages of 42 and 45 years, the police in Huizen said.

In September 2005 a burnt body was found in a case in a forest near Huizen. The body's head and hands were missing. The rest of the body parts, including the head, were found in the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal almost a year later. 

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Jan 11 '17 14:25

On Tuesday the police arrested two brothers in Eindhoven on suspicion of involvement in a brutal robbery and rape in a chalet in Schaijk in 2009. New information led investigators to the suspects, the police said in a statement on Wednesday. The suspects, age 26 and 28 years, are in custody for further investigation.

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Jan 9 '17 10:20

On Monday the Dutch police distributed calendars with information of 52 cold cases to prisoners in five prisons. They hope that the prisoners will have information that can lead to new insights in the unsolved cases, the police announced on their website.

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Dec 28 '16 15:25

The Rotterdam police's cold case team reopened the case surrounding the murder of 17-year-old Petra van den Berg during the early morning hours of New Year's Day 1982. This is a final attempt to find the Rotterdam teen's murderer, AD reports.

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