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Nov 18 '19 17:00

A DNA sample given by a son helped the police finally identify a man whose body washed ashore on Terschelling in 1953. The man was identified Andries Penning, captain of seafaring ship Westland, the police said in a statement on Monday.

The Westland sunk with seven people onboard on the night of the 1953 North Sea flood, en route from Germany to England. Penning's body washed ashore on Terschelling three months later. He was buried in grave O-2 on Terschelling as an unidentified person.

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Nov 14 '18 11:20

The Attorney General of the Supreme Council wants to change the way DNA samples are taken from convicts. Currently the judiciary takes a DNA sample from everyone sentenced to four years or more in prison. According to the Attorney General, this puts privacy at stake. He suggests only taking DNA material from people convicted of serious violent or sexual offenses, NOS reports.

The grave of an unidentified Dutch WWII victim in Loenen
May 25 '18 16:40

The Dutch Armed Forces' repatriation and identification service is making a final attempt to identify 103 unknown Dutch victims of the Second World War. As the group of immediate surviving relatives is getting smaller and smaller, time is running out to put a name to these still anonymous victims, the Ministry of Defense said, NOS reports.

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Oct 23 '17 10:40

The police arrested eight people on the Droomgaard camp ground in Kaatsheuvel during a large-scale check over the weekend. One detainee had an outstanding prison sentence, and two others had outstanding fines, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Jun 2 '15 12:21

The police are considering doing a large-scale DNA kinship investigation in the Valkenswaard area in the search for a serial rapist. In such an investigation the police would ask men to voluntarily give a DNA sample so that the offender could be traced through family trees and matching chromosomes, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Apr 22 '15 14:21

A total of 23 men have confessed to having sex with a 16 year old girl in the Valkenburg underage prostitution case, the Public Prosecutor confirmed on Tuesday.

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Apr 14 '15 11:59

In 2013 the Utrecht police deliberately placed a "bait bicycle" in Nieuwegein to provoke the suspected serial rapist to steal it. This was done to obtain a DNA sample from the suspect.

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Mar 18 '14 16:21

A DNA-match resulted in the prosecution of a 37-year-old suspect, who murdered a staff member of a Shoarma business on the Amsterdamsestraatweg in Utrecht, on November 9, 1999. The prosecution demanded 13 years in prison.

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