A murder-suicide in New York that left two Dutch women, a 6-year-old Dutch boy and an American dead, left the family of victim Linda Olthof from Deventer with a lot of questions. The 47-year-old actress had a difficult relationship with her American ex-husband, and the two were fighting over custody of their 6-year-old son Jimmy, but no one expected that he would kill her and their young son, Linda's brother-in-law Mike Dijkhuis said to De Stentor in a WhatsApp conversation.
The number of cross-border child abductions in the Netherlands showed a significant increase in 2016. Last year a total of 251 children were reported kidnapped to the Dutch center of international child abductions IKO, 14 more than in 2015, the center announced according to RTL Nieuws.
Most of these abductions involved a parent taking a child abroad following a divorce or separation. Most of the abducted children were below the age of 6, the youngest one was two months old at the time of abduction. In 70 percent of the cases, the perpetrator is female.
Shehzad Hemani very carefully prepared for the kidnapping of his 2-year-old daughter Insiya in Amsterdam last week, according to AT5. He was spotted observing his ex's house for hours before the kidnapping.
The parents of Insiya Hemani, toddler kidnapped from Amsterdam on Thursday, were in the midst of a custody battle. They were set to discuss the conflict in a court hearing on Friday, but it seems that father Shehzad Hemani decided not to wait for the law