Five Friesland residents confessed to their involvement in the mutilation of a pregnant porpoise found in Sexbierum, Friesland last week. The mammal was ripped apart on February 29 after it was likely dragged behind a moving car, and its unborn calf was found dozens of meters awa
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.
An Amsterdam man was found guilty on Tuesday of drugging three gay men, then stealing their debit cards. The court in Arnhem said the thefts were of a "professional and sophisticated manner," and sentenced the "very calculating perpetrator" to a total of ten years in prison after also finding him guilty of robbing eight other men without debilitating them.
Shrapnel from a Buk missile was found in the bodies of victims from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash, according to a Ukrainian investigator that was formerly part of the international team researching the cause of the disaster. The revelation comes just one week before the Dutch Safety Board releases their final report on the July 2014 Boeing 777 crash in eastern Ukraine.
Cuts to the budget for forensic investigation work is dramatic to the point it may hamper future criminal investigations, and defeat the government’s efforts on security, warns the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), the police department and the Public Prosecutor in an internal memo acquired by newswire ANP. It is not the first time law enforcement raised concerns about a 13 percent cut to the NFI budget, which will cost nearly 80 jobs.
Police in Enschede say an 18-year-old woman found dead near the Rutbeek park and recreation area was possibly the victim of a crime. Her body was found on De Loeksweg at about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday.
Police investigating the shooting death of an unidentified man in De Meern, Utrecht say they hope to determine what led to the violent murder by speaking with witnesses who were in the parking lot at the time. Photos and video from the scene off Meerndijk show a light colored modern Fiat 500 with five bullet holes in the passenger door panel, and the passenger door window completely shattered.
The University of Surrey in cooperation with the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) have developed a new method to determine whether someone used cocaine that can give results with extreme accuracy. Fingerprints treated with a methanol solution are then analyzed by a mass spectrometer, and can positively identify a cocaine user, Sky News reported.
Police were notified this week of an online advertisement for the sale of soap produced during World War II, possibly made from human remains collected at concentration camps. After consulting the Public Prosecutor, officers opened an investigation into the sale, police said on Friday.