missing person

Missing Ahmad kids from left to right - Tala, Sharifa, Berivan, and Hain
Jul 18 '19 13:30

Four young children were abducted from The Hague by their father last month, the police announced on Thursday. The police believe the father took them to Syria.

The missing person reports for 2-year-old Tala, 3-year-old Sharifa, 5-year-old Berivan, and 7-year-old Hain Ahmad state that their father picked the two younger kids up from school under "false pretenses" on June 21st. He then picked up the two older children and they haven't been seen since. It is believed that he took them to Syria. 

Crime scene
Jul 8 '19 07:57

An 18-year-old girl who went missing from Epe during the early hours of Saturday morning, was found dead in the outskirts of Oene on Sunday afternoon. She died in an accident - no crime was committed, the Gelderland police said on Twitter.

The young woman never came home after a party in the Gelderland town. She was last seen at around 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, according to NU.nl. 

Sumanta Bansi
Jul 5 '19 11:00

Police continued their search on Thursday for a missing University of Amsterdam student who disappeared when she was pregnant. Sumanta Bansi has not been seen since February 2018, and her disappearance was not reported to authorities until November of that year.

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 1 '19 14:30

A 49-year-old American man arrested in the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl from Rotterdam on Friday, is suspected of kidnapping and sexual abuse her, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement on Monday to NL Times. The man was arraigned on Monday and remanded into custody for two weeks while the investigation continues.

Man sought in the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam, 28 June 2019
Jul 1 '19 12:00

A 49-year-old American man arrested in the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam on Friday, is James B. from Louisiana. He has a daughter in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws and AD report based on information from the lawyer representing the daughter and her mother. Hania was found alive in a hotel in Rotterdam with B. on Friday. The suspect was arraigned on Monday and remanded into custody for another two weeks, according to RTV Rijnmond. 

Man sought in the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam, 28 June 2019
Jun 28 '19 20:30

A 12-year-old girl missing from Rotterdam since Thursday afternoon was found safe, police said. The victim, Hania, was the subject of an Amber Alert. She was found unharmed at a hotel, reportedly the Hilton Rotterdam off Hofplein.

Man sought in the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam, 28 June 2019
Jun 28 '19 13:53

The police released a photo of a man they are looking for in connection with the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam on Thursday. Police suspect the missing girl is with this man, possibly an English-speaking person, authorities said. 

If anyone spotted this man, or Hania herself, the police said on Friday that they urgently want to know about it..

Netherlands police uniform
Jun 28 '19 07:29

The police issued an Amber Alert on Friday morning, calling the public's attention to the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam. The girl went missing on Thursday afternoon. The police call her disappearance "worrying" and "urgent".

Sumanta Bansi
Jun 26 '19 18:01

The police offered a reward of 15 thousand euros for information that leads to missing Sumanta Bansi. The 23-year-old University of Amsterdam student disappeared in February last year. The police fear that she fell victim to a crime. She was pregnant at the time of her disappearance, the police revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

Anja Schaap
Jun 25 '19 11:10

An autopsy performed on the body of Anja Schaap did not rule ot that she was killed in a crime, the police said on Monday. The 33-year-old woman disappeared from Katwijk on May 29th. Her body was found in the North Sea, off the coast of the Wadden Islands, nearly three weeks later.

Anja Schaap
Jun 19 '19 09:27

The police released the last known surveillance camera footage of Anja Schaap on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday night. The 33-year-old woman disappeared in Katwijk on May 29th. Her handbag was found two days later, but it is still not clear what happened to her. The police hope that the footage will prompt more witnesses to come forward.

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Jun 18 '19 14:20

Sjonny W. denies that he was at all involved in the disappearance or death of missing Sabrina Oosterbeek from Amsterdam. In court on Tuesday he confirmed that he saw her the night before her disappearance in March 2017, but said that was "one evening of many". The 46-year-old man is suspected of murdering three women, including Oosterbeek, NU.nl reports.

Police dog Battje - not the dog mentioned in this article
Jun 11 '19 19:00

A police canine team in Almelo found a missing 88-year-old woman from the Overijssel city on Monday night. Authorities then rescued the woman who was conscious, but suffering from symptoms of hypothermia, police said.

The woman, who uses a walker, went missing from the Aletta Jacobsstraat at about 4:15 p.m. “In the night, the missing woman was found by a dog handler. He was searching with his service dog in the vicinity of the location provided [online],” police said in a statement.

Anja Schaap
Jun 7 '19 16:10

Dozens of volunteers, rescuers, and investigators from several organizations joined together on Friday morning trying to track down Anja Schaap. The 33-year-old redheaded-woman from Katwijk was last seen at about 1 a.m. on May 29 when she left a cafe in the town’s center.

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Jun 7 '19 13:40

The police were urgently looking for a 14-year-old exchange student from Morocco who disappeared in Amsterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. "His supervisors are very concerned about his wellbeing", the police said, adding that the boy only speaks Arabic and doesn't know the Netherlands particularly well.

Mohammed left the Amsterdam host family's home where he had been staying at around 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. He had a suitcase with him and was wearing a black quilted jacket, dark gray sweatpants, Nike sneakers, and a gold and red T-shirt with glitter. 

Crime scene
May 31 '19 09:27

The police in Maastricht are searching for a student who jumped from the Wilhelminabrug into the Maas with a second student on Friday morning. One student made it to shore, the other is still missing, the police said to the Telegraaf.

The two jumped off the bridge at around 8:15 a.m., according to eye witnesses who called the police. One of the students made it to shore a short time later, but the other disappeared under water. The police are looking for the second student with all their might. Ships in the area have also been informed.

May 6 '19 08:22

A new key suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal in 2007, was once also a suspect in the murder of Dutch boy Nicky Verstappen in 1998, the Telegraaf reports.

The suspect in question is 48-year-old German pedophile Matin Ney. He was sentenced to life in prison for abducting and murdering three German boys in 1992, 1995 and 2001, and sexually abusing dozens of other children, according to news.com.au. Ney was in Portugal working on a project for homeless people when Maddie McCann disappeared, according to the news site. 

Crime scene
May 2 '19 07:34

The police found a body near the IJssel between Brummen and Zutphen on Wednesday afternoon. The body was found near a car belonging to Nico Nijman from Zutphen, who has been missing since April 24th, Omroep Gelderland reports.

The police are in the process of identifying the body, which was found at around 1:00 p.m. It is therefore not yet clear whether it is the 57-year-old missing Zutphen man.

The area was cordoned off for police investigation. 

 

Jeroen de Wit - missing person poster on a Deliveroo bag
Apr 30 '19 10:10

Meal delivery service Deliveroo teamed up with the police and Amber Alert to draw more attention to long-time missing person cases. From Tuesday Deliveroo meal deliverers in Amsterdam, The Hague, Breda and Nijmegen will drive around with the posters of missing persons on their bags, NOS reports. 

The missing persons involved in the Deliveroo Ride to Find campaign are:

Police
Apr 30 '19 09:18

Two girls who went missing, separately from each other, in the Netherlands on Sunday were both found safe on Monday.

A 16-year-old girl from Deelen was reported missing in the village of Borne at around 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. The Gelderland police announced that she was found safe at around 5:00 p.m. on Monday. To protect her privacy, no further information will be shared, the police said on Twitter.

Dutch police officer talking on his radio
Apr 29 '19 08:32

A 12-year-old girl went missing in Voorhout on Sunday. She was last seen on Pieter van Slingerlandstraat. The police searched for the girl the entire day, also using a helicopter, but by 10:30 p.m. she still hadn't been found, the police said on Twitter.

The girl is 1.6 meters tall with dark blond hair and blue eyes. At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing black pants, a gray blouse and a dark green jacket.  

The police call on anyone with information about the girl's whereabouts to come forward. 

Apr 29 '19 07:30

The police are urgently searching for 16-year-old Melisa from the Gelderland village of Deelen. The girl left her mother in Borne on foot at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday and hasn't been seen since. It is not known where she was heading.

The police consider this disappearance as urgent and worrying, a spokesperson told broadcaster NOS. All means are being used to find this girl. 

busje-forensische-opsporing
Apr 24 '19 08:17

The police found human remains during a search in Soest on Tuesday in the investigation into the disappearance of 52-year-old Miranda Zitman. Whether the body is that of the missing woman, is not yet known, NU.nl reports.

Forensic team performs a trace evidence investigation at a crime scene
Apr 23 '19 14:30

A 56-year-old man was arrested in Soest on Tuesday in connection with a missing person case. The police are performing investigations in a home in the city, RTL Nieuws reports.

Thus far the police refused to say what missing person case the man was arrested for, or what his suspected involvement is.

A forensic team was seen entering the home and a forensic investigation container was placed in the street, according to the broadcaster. 

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