The German judiciary gave permission for a large-scale DNA relationship test in connection with an unsolved murder in the Netherlands dating from 1976
The clothes Nicole van den Hurk was wearing when she was murdered in 1995, were probably destroyed within two months after the discovery of her body.
Police in Berkel have disbanded the investigative team that was looking into the murder of psychiatric clinic manager Rob Zweekhorst, who was shot dead on New Year's Day. Investigators were unable to crack the case, leaving the victim's family members in shock, the AD reports.
Authorities have finally been able to find a DNA match for a leg that came ashore at Terschelling 26 years ago.
Detectives from the Cold Case division claimed their first success in East Netherlands this week when they unearthed enough evidence to arrest a man from Deventer for a 17-year-old rape case.
Upon hearing the news that a suspect in Nicole van den Hurk's murder was arrested nearly 20 years after the crime, her stepbrother was cautious to show any happiness about the arrest, or even optimism that police caught the right guy.