Karin Heemskerk

Police searching the water along Vlietweg near Leiden for missing Karin Heemskerk, 12 Nov 2019
Nov 13 '19 06:28

A car containing the body of a woman was found in the water in recreational area Vlietland near Leiden on Tuesday. The police were searching the water for signs of 51-year-old Karin Heemskerk, who disappeared from her hometown of Leiden on October 27th.

The car found is a Toyota Aygo, the same car Heemskerk drove. It was found in the water along Vlietweg. The police are working on identifying the body, but believe it is the missing woman. 

Karin Heemskerk
Nov 8 '19 15:00

Police in the Netherlands continued a large-scale search on Friday for a woman missing since October 27. Karin Heemskerk, 51, was last seen leaving her Leiden home at 11:45 p.m.

"Since then, there is no trace of her," police said in a statement. After investigating the case, authorities decided to search the area between Leiden, Vlietland, and Voorschoten.

A team of over seventy people were conducting the search on Friday. Police were to be joined by the Veterans Search Team, volunteers with experience in policing and the military.

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