Warm summer weather had many Dutch seeking to cool down in the water this weekend. But that did not work out well for everyone. A man drowned in Amsterdam, in Hoofddorp a 4-year-old was resuscitated and rushed to hospital after being removed from a lake, a woman disappeared underwater in Nuenen, and two people are missing in Noordwijk.
The police reopened the missing person case for 35-year-old Herman Ploegstra, who disappeared from IJzendijke in Zeeland in October 2010. Partly as a result of new information, the cold case team decided to restart the investigation into his disappearance. They hope that new insights and techniques will bring more clarity about what happened to the man, RTL Nieuws reports.
The body of missing 26-year-old Joris Lenselink was found in the water of the Groenburgwal in Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon. The young man has been missing since Friday, Het Parool reports.
The police believe Lenselink ended up in the water while cycling home on Friday night.
Lenselink was last seen leaving cafe Sluyswacht between 10:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Friday. On Sunday family and friends helped the police search the routes he could have taken home.
Two employees of Dutch nursery Dummen Oange have been missing for 10 days, since the eruption of volcano Fuego in Guatemala. The company fears the worst for the two Guatemalan women, one of whom is pregnant, Nicolette Straver of Dummen Orange said to newspaper AD.
"When the volcano erupted we approached all our employees. Approximately 30 employees have now been evacuated", Straver said. "In the first instance, eight people were missing. Then we got hold of four of them and later, thank God, two more."
The body of the second of two divers that went missing in the Grevelingenmeer on Saturday, was found on Monday afternoon. Like the body of the first diver, divers from the Royal Netherlands Navy found this man's body in a shipwreck, RTV Rijnmond reports.
Two divers went missing the Grevelingenmeer in Scharendijke in Zeeland on Saturday evening. The body of one of the two divers was found on Sunday evening. The search for the second diver continues on Monday, NU.nl reports.
A spokesperson for the police told the newspaper that the body of the missing diver was found late in the evening, shortly before the search was called off for the day. He could not say exactly where the body was found.
Deimante Zasytyte, a 5-year-old girl who was taken from her foster family in Maastricht by her biological mother on Sunday, was found. According to the police, she is safe.
The police have information that the girl and her mother are with family in Lithuania. There are no indications that the girl is in any danger, the police said.
The body of Deniz Guldogdu was found in multiple pieces under the floor of a home Van Zuijlenware in Zwolle in February, RTV Oost reports based on reports from multiple people in the Turkish community in the area.
Guldogdu's body was found in the home on February 17th, ten days after he went missing. The resident of the home, Mark de G., was arrested. According to the Telegraaf, De G. was a childhood friend of Guldogdu.
The police in Maastricht are looking for a missing 5-year-old girl. Deimante Zasytyte was picked up from her foster family by her biological mother on Saturday evening, and was never returned.
According to RTL Nieuws, the girl was picked up from the Malberg neighborhood of Maastricht around 6:30 p.m. She was taken away in a silver car by a fat woman with long blond hair and glasses, and a man dressed in black cloting, according to information spread through citizens' notification system Burgernet.
On Friday the police found a body while searching for a woman missing in Nunspeet since Monday. The identity of the victim has not yet been established, the police said on Twitter.
The body was found based on a tip, and not in the area that the police were searching. The police closed down the area for investigation, and are also taking photos with a drone.
A 49-year-old woman has been missing from Nunspeet since Monday night. Her car was found pulled over on Elspeterweg, near the Center for Personal Development, on Wednesday morning. The police searched the woods along Elspeterweg on Wednesday, De Stentor reports.
The woman left Nunspeet in her car around 9:00 p.m. on Monday. "She left in an overworked state", a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper. "Her family is very worried and we share those concerns." The police did not release the woman's name, but did share her photo on Facebook.
The police are looking for 17-year-old Sabrina Kovac from Soest. The teenager left her home on Tuesday and hasn't been seen or heard from since.
A photo of Sabrina is being spread around. The police call on people in Gelderland and Limburg in particular to keep an eye out for Sabrina, because she has friends in those provinces, according to RTV Utrecht.
"We do not immediately assume a crime, but we are worried. A girl of that age should sleep at home in the night, or at least sleep where she belongs", police spokesperson Bernhard Jens said to the broadcaster.
The police are searching for 33-year-old Karel Haan from the province of Groningen, who went missing on Monday night.
The Groningen man has no fixed place of residents. He is originally from Oude Pekela, but in the days before his disappearance he had been staying Odoornerveen in Drenthe. He had an appointment in Hoogeveen on Monday night, but never made it that far. Haan's mother reported him missing around midnight.
John Christopher Ludwick, who claimed that he helped Joran van der Sloot dispose of missing teen Natalee Holloway's body, was stabbed to death on Tuesday as he tried to abduct a woman in Port Charlotte, Florida, CBS News reports.
Nothing was found in an extensive search in De Brink lake in Diessel for any sign of Piet Holskens and Hans Martens from Asten, who disappeared in 1974, the police announced in a statement.
On Monday the police are searching the De Brink lake in Liessel for two men who disappeared in 1974. The search is launched based on information received late last year, the police said in a statement on Monday.
Piet Holskens (21) and Hans Martens (20) from Assen disappeared in March 1974 after a night out in Deurne. They visited Zanzibar in Deurne and were last seen leaving in a red Fiat 850 Coupe. In the years that followed, the police launched various searches, all to no avail. The police always took into account that the friends may have been murdered.
Family and friends launched a fundraising campaign to pay for the funeral of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam, who was found dead in The Hague on Monday after being missing for over a week. The fundraiser reached its goal - 33 thousand euros - in just one day.
Friends of the late Orlando Boldewijn organized a commemoration meeting in the Ypenburg district in The Hague for Tuesday afternoon. The gathering will happen at 5:30 p.m. on the spot where Orlando's body was found on Monday, Omroep West reports.
Divers searching the Böttgerwater in the Ypenburg district of Den Haag found the body of Orlando Boldewijn on Monday, police said. Investigators were working the area in an effort to find the 17-year-old Rotterdam boy who did not return after a February 17 meeting with an acquaintance made through dating app Grindr.
A six-month-old baby girl kidnapped in front of a grocery store on Monday morning was rescued by police just over the border on Monday evening. Authorities arrested the girl's biological parents, who were with baby Hannah when they were found together at a holiday park in Germany around 8 p.m., police revealed.
All three were still in Germany while their case was processed, police said. The Netherlands will request extradition.
The police issued an Amber Alert for 6 month old Hannah Simons, who was abducted in front of a Lidl supermarket in Eersel on Monday. The police believe her biological parents - Rowan S. and Kim de L. - are behind the abduction.
Youth services previously removed baby Hannah from her parents' custody, the police revealed.
Seventeen year old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam has been missing since Sunday, February 18th. He never returned home after going to The Hague for a date he made on dating app Grindr. The police are very concerned that something may have happened to him, and urgently call on anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.
A body was found in a home on Van Zuijlenware in Zwolle on Saturday while the police searched the home as part of a missing person investigation. The police have not confirmed the identity of the victim. But the victim's family told De Stentor that it is indeed the 38-year-old man that went missing in Zwolle on February 7th.
A body was found on the beach in Zoutelande, Zeeland on Wednesday evening. The police believe they know who the victim is, but will not say anything about the victim's identity until the next of kin were informed, the Telegraaf reports.
The police does not connect the victim to any "known missing persons" cases, a spokesperson said to the newspaper. The body was found just before 7:00 p.m.