The Dutch police will soon start using DNA found at crime scenes to determine the skin color of the suspect. This technique is now reliable enough that it can be used in investigations, Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security announced, NU.nl reports.
The Public Prosecutor added a charge of possession of child pornography against Jos B., the man already suspected of sexually abusing and killing 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen in Brunssummerheide in 1998. The 55-year-old man was reprimanded into another 90 days of custody by the court on Thursday, NU.nl reports.
Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security is considering taking DNA samples from some suspects before they are convicted. This almost always involves suspects with no known address, or with an address abroad, the Minister wrote in a letter to parliament, NOS reports.
The police arrested a 33-year-old man from Suriname for involvement in the murder of 25-year-old Youssef El Kahtaoui on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam in May 2015. Traces of DNA found at the scene of the crime led to the arrest, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday.
The suspect was arrested on January 19th, but the arrest was only announced today because he was in restricted custody. AT5 and Het Parool identify the suspect as Quincy S.
Two years of forensic investigation resulted in a small breakthrough in the investigation into a wild-west like shooting on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam in May 2015. Two men fired between 10 and 20 shots with automatic firearms just after midnight on May 13th, 2015, leaving 25-year-old Youssef El Kahtaoui dead. The police found traces of DNA on one of the fired bullets, was revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
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.
Fertility clinic Geertgen in Elsendorp, Noord-Brabant bought frozen sperm from former fertility clinic Bijdorp Medical Center in Barendrecht in the past, Omroep Brabant reports.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health wants to give the police and judiciary access to DNA material stored by hospitals for medical purposes, according to a proposal she posted online "for consultation". She wants the police to be able to use this DNA material to help solve serious crimes, the Volkskrant reports.
Amsterdam is concerned about a series of shootings at coffeeshops in the city. Earlier this week coffeeshop Vondel was closed down after a shooting, the 7th coffeeshop to be targeted in a shooting this past year. Two businesses were even targeted more than once.
Mayor Eberhard van der Laan called the shootings a direct threat to the neighborhood of the coffeeshops in a letter responding to questions from the D66, NOS reports. So far only one person was slightly injured in such a shooting. And in one case neighborhing properties were also hit.
Romano van der Dussen plans to sue the Dutch government for the 12 years he spent in a Spanish prison for a crime he did not commit, NRC reports. The Dutch man feels that the Netherlands was "seriously negligent" in his case and he therefore plans to demand compensation.
Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan decided to close down coffeeshop DNA on Achillesstraat following it being the target of a drive-by shooting earlier this week
A DNA investigation on the body of a baby boy found hidden in some bushes at Amsterdam's Sloterplas in June, revealed that the baby boy is most likely descended from North Africa and the northern edges of the Mediterranean sea, the police announced. The baby boy will be buried in Amsterdam on Monday.
A human leg was found washed up on the beach in Westkapelle near Joossesweg on Friday morning. The gruesome discovery was made by hikers. The leg consists of a lower part of leg, from just below the knee to the foot. The foot was still wearing a shoe
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.
Gerard T., known as the Utrecht serial rapist, was sentenced to 16 years i prison by the court in Utrecht on Friday. The court found him guilty of four counts of murder. T. also has to pay 35 thousand euros in damages to one of the victims
A Dutch man sent to prison in Spain 12 years ago for rape was acquitted on appeal Wednesday after the highest court in Spain threw out his conviction, according to broadcaster NOS. Van der Dussen was convicted of raping one woman in Fuengirola, and the sexual assault and robbery of two others at a fairground. All three attacks happened in August 2003.
A 39 year old man from Nijmegen, known as the Nijmegen peeping tom, is appearing in the court in Arnhem on Tuesday. He is suspected of raping five women, fornicating with an underage girl, and holding a 7th victim hostage in her home for a short time. In the court the suspect denied being involved in the rapes. "I never did anything with violence. And I've never been convicted for that", he said
The Hartwig Medical Foundation launched a large cancer database containing DNA information on cancer patients in Amsterdam on Monday. The idea behind the database is that each patient can get customized cancer treatments based on their DNA
People spitting on public transit workers in Amsterdam, are now at greater risk of being caught and punished. Transporter GVB has equipped its employees with spit kits to collect DNA from the saliva
Rob van der Dussen has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help him cover the cost of freeing his son Romano from a Spanish prison after DNA evidence linked a different man to the rapes that kept Romano imprisoned for the last 11.5 years.
Dutchman Romano van der Dussen has been imprisoned in a Spanish prison for 11.5 years for three rapes that he didn't commit. DNA evidence shows that the crimes were committed by Englishman Mark Dixie, something that the Spanish authorities have been aware of since 2007.