Melis van de Groep

A sea of flowers left outside murdered Savannah Dekker's school after a silent march in honor of the 14-year-old girl, 8 Jun 2017
Jun 9 '17 08:11

Many thousands of people flocked to Bunschoten on Thursday evening to take part in a silent march for murdered 14-year-old Savannah Dekker. Savannah's family members did not join the march, because they did not feel emotionally up to it, Bunschoten Mayor Melis vn de Groep said. "Our togetherness is for the family a great hung from our loving community. Savannah always greeted everyone with a hug", he said before the march began, NU.nl reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Jun 6 '17 07:43

Romy Nieuwburg knew the boy the police suspect of involvement in her death. The two 14-year-olds met each other through friends about two years ago, AD reports. The boy, who was arrested on Monday, lives on a farm in Lunteren, according to the newspaper.

Crime scene tape
Jun 5 '17 16:20

Savannah Dekker knew the 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with her death through social media, Bunschoten mayor Melis van de Groep said on Radio 1 Journaal. The police confirmed that both Savannah and Romy Nieuwburg were killed in crimes, though so far the cases seem to be unrelated, according to the news program.

Savannah Dekker, found killed in Bunschoten on 4 June 2017
Jun 5 '17 07:56

The body of missing 14-year-old Savannah Dekker was found on industrial terrain De Kronkels in her hometown of Bunschoten on Sunday. The missing teen's body was found some 15 kilometers away from where another 14-year-old girl, Romy Nieuwburg, was found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on Friday.

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