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.
Teresa Diaz Nerio went missing in Amsterdam on January 17th. Her family is desperate to find her and is pleading on social media for information about the 35-year-old woman's whereabouts.
Teresa has a slender posture, brown eyes and shoulder length, curly, dark colored hair, according to the police. She speaks Spanish and English, and can understand Dutch.
The police discovered a woman brutally murdered in a yoga studio on Neptunusstraat in Den Haag on Thursday while investigating a missing person report. A woman living on Neptunusstraat was reported missing on Tuesday, January 9th. The body was found when the police went to investigate the missing woman's home two days later.
A body found in the water of the Noordersingel in Leeuwarden is that of 18-year-old student Remon Bruinsma. Missing for a month, the search for the man focused on the Frisian capital city’s canals, not far from the Monday afternoon discovery.
The police are looking for a young woman with blonde hair in connection with the disappearance of 18-year-old Remon Bruinsma in Leeuwarden early this month. Surveillance camera footage show the woman giving Remon directions shortly before his disappearance. A woman came forward on Sunday, but she turned out not to be the woman the police are looking for, Remon's mother said on Facebook.
A number of items were found in the search for missing 18-year-old Remon Bruinsma in Leeuwarden on Tuesday, including a bandana that looks like the one Remon liked to wear. Searchers also found a cellphone battery and a pair of gloves, though it is not yet clear whether these belong to the missing teenager from De Westereen in Friesland, the Telegraaf reports.
Eighteen year old Remon Bruinsma from De Westerveen in Friesland went missing in Leeuwarden during the early hours of Friday morning. Despite days of searching, there's still no sign of him. His parents are calling on local businesses and residents to check their surveillance cameras and send footage of anyone that "may be Remon" to the police, the Telegraaf reports.
Remon went out with friends in Leeuwarden on Thursday night. During the early hours of Friday morning, his friends lost sight of him. He's been missing since.
The police are desperately looking for 15-year-old Abdullah Mazmahor, who went missing in Schiedam on Friday. The teenage boy is deaf and autistic and needs his heart medication. He was last seen leaving Obrechtsraat in Schiedam around 11:00 p.m. on Friday, wearing a cream colored shirt. "Family and police are very worried, also because he left in the freezing cold without a coat", the police said in a statement.
At least two men were killed in a fishing boat accident near the former work island of Neeltje Jans in Zeeland. A third man is still missing. The search for the man was stopped on Sunday night when it became too dark to continue. The police will resume the search on Monday morning, ANP reports.
A man from Newcastle in England is feared drowned after he fell from a party boat on the Noordzee canal just outside Amsterdam around 00:30 a.m. on Sunday. Emergency services searched the canal for hours, but eventually had to halt the search without success, local safety office Veiligheidsregio Zaanstreek-Waterland said on Twitter.
The man went overboard near Westzaan. The captain of the ship threw a life jacket to him, but the man disappeared under water, according to newspaper AD.
The police are looking for 24-year-old Amra Talic from Ouderkerk aan de Amstel. She went missing on Sunday after leaving her home for a meeting in Amsterdam.
According to the police Amra left home around noon on Sunday to meet someone in Amsterdam. She planned to be home around 5:00 p.m., but never returned. It's not clear whether she actually made it to her meeting.
Amra is 1.75 meters tall with brown eyes and dark blonde hair that she usually wears in a bun. The police likes to speak with anyone who has more information about her whereabouts.
The body of 48-year-old Maria de Jesus dos Santos Goncalves Santana was found in a lake on recreational area Starnmeer in Noord-Holland on Tuesday, the police said in a statement on Thursday. The 48-year-old Portuguese woman from The Hague went missing late in August.
The victim's 43-year-old partner was arrested on October 11th in connection with her disappearance.
The police are searching the wooded area around Soestdijk Palace for missing 50-year-old Edwin Takens from Soest. Takens left his home on Tuesday to go to work, and never returned. His car was found near the Paardenbos on Wednesday night, RTV Utrecht reports.
Around 50 police officers are combing the wooded area on Friday, police spokesperson Shirley Boonen said to newspaper AD. A police helicopter is also helping in the search. The police and soldiers also searched the wooded area on Thursday.
The police are searching for 12-year-old Emily Meijer from the Groningen village of Grootegast, who went missing on Tuesday afternoon. The police believe she may be in the company of an "unidentified man" and are very concerned about her wellbeing, AD reports. The girl's father posted her photo on Facebook, calling for information about her whereabouts. The post was shared over 84 thousand times.