The family of Dutch model Ivana Smit hired lawyer Sebas Diekstra to help them find out exactly how their 18-year-old daughter died in Malaysia nearly two weeks ago. The family is struggling to get any information from the Malaysian authorities about the investigation, and this is causing them acute stress. The young woman's father, Marcel, was hospitalized on Monday for heart- and blood pressure problems, shortly after telling the Telegraaf that they need help, according to the newspaper.
The Dutch embassy in Malaysia asked European police service Interpol to look into the death of 19-year-old Ivana Smit in Kuala Lumpur last week. The Dutch model's naked body was found on the sixth floor balcony of her hotel on Thursday. The local police believe she fell from a room on the 20th fall in an accident, RTL Nieuws reports.
According to newspaper AD, Ivana called her boyfriend around 7:25 a.m. on Thursday and told him that she was with an American couple after a night out. Her naked body was found around 3:00 p.m.
A 27-year-old woman who died on Djakartaterras in Amsterdam on Sunday morning, was killed in a fall, RTL Nieuws reports. The police are considering three scenarios - an accident, suicide or a crime. The victim is Sofie Kerklaan from Amsterdam, according to newspaper AD.
The death of a 34-year-old man from Kleve, Germany after falling from a roof in Nijmegen on Monday, was an accident, the police concluded. The case is now closed.
A man died after falling from a home on Groesbeekseweg in Nijmegen on Monday morning. The police can't say with certainty that the fall was an accident, and therefore closed down the area as a crime scene, the Gelderland police said on Twitter around 1:00 p.m.
Emergency services responded to the home around 11:00 a.m. and found the victim already dead at the scene. The victim's identity, age and where he is from were not revealed. "The police do not rule out a crime in fatal fall", the police said on Twitter.
The police solved the murder of a 60-year-old man, who was found beaten to death in a parking garage in The Hague earlier this month, thanks to a DNA match. The perpetrator is a 20-year-old man from The Hague, who died shortly after the murder, AD reports.
The mother of 8-year-old Sharleyne, who fell to her death from an apartment building in Hoogeveen in 2015, was recently questioned in the criminal investigation into the girl's death, the Public Prosecutor said to Dagblad van het Noorden.
The man held responsible for the fatal fall of the three-year-old boy, Nana, in Amsterdam Zuidoost, will be charged with murder or manslaughter, according to the Office of the Public Prosecutor.
The judge of the Court of Amsterdam has extended the trial detention of the 37-year-old man by two weeks. The suspect is the nephew of the Ghanaian father of the toddler Nana, who fell from the sixth floor of their Kikkenstein flat in Amsterdam Zuidoost last Tuesday at around 11:00 pm.