Joran van der Sloot and friend John Ludwick ground missing American teen Natalee Holloway's bones to dust and burned her skull in a cave on Aruba, Ludwick confesses in the fifth episode of a documentary on Holloway's disappearance, RTL Nieuws reports.
The body of Joey Hoffmann will soon return to the Netherlands, a spokesperson for the Turkish police said to the Telegraaf. A DNA test confirmed that the body is indeed that of the missing Haaksbergen man, though the cause of his death is still unclear.
"The DNA test report arrived on Monday", the spokesperson said to the newspaper. "It will still take several weeks for the cause of death to be determined."
An investigation in a Nispen barn in connection with missing Belgian Jelle Leemans, yielded nothing, the police revealed on Monday afternoon. Leemans went missing in November 2013, NU.nl reports.
The police investigated the barn, in which building materials are stored, based on a tip received. Earlier on Monday the police told NU.nl that the current owner of the barn is not a suspect and is cooperating in the investigation.
The police are investigating in a barn on Essenseweg in Nispen in connection with the disappearance of Jelle Leemans. The then 27-year-old Belgian man disappeared in in 2013. The investigation was launched based on a tip that the missing man may be found there, the police confirmed to NU.nl.
"It's a barn in which building materials are stored. We do not think the current owner has anything to do with the case", the police spokesperson said to the newspaper. "It was a targeted tip that we are taking very seriously. But whether it will lead to anything, we do not know yet."
A body was found in a lake on Stadsblokkenweg in Arnhem on Tuesday morning. A passerby spotted the body near the John Frost bridge and notified the police, the Gelderlander reports.
The police and fire department responded to the scene around 7:00 a.m. An investigation is under way.
The identity of the victim was not announced.
According to the newspaper, the police searched the Bandijk in Arnhem on Friday for a 26-year-old man that went missing on Thursday night. He wasn't found.
The body of missing 21-year-old Joey Hoffmann was found in a dried-up riverbed near the Turkish town of Narlikuyu, the Turkish police reported on Monday, according to newspaper AD. How the young Haaksbergen man died is not yet clear.
Dutch search dog foundation Signi is sending a team of three sniffer dogs and their handlers to help search for missing Haaksbergen man Joey Hoffmann in Turkey. This is happening on the foundation's own initiative, but with the permission of Hoffmann's family and the Turkish and Dutch police, ANP reports
Traces of what is believed to be blood were found in the Turkish authorities' search for missing Joey Hoffmann in the hills around Silifke on Thursday, AD reports.
The local police chief could not yet confirm or say anything about the discovery to the newspaper.
Twenty Turkish police officers and soldiers are searching the hills around Silifke today for missing 21-year-old Joey Hoffmann from Haaksbergen. They are using specialist equipment and two sniffer dogs flown in from Ankara. The dogs are trained to sniff out bodies, AD reports.
The search started very early on Thursday morning, as the day is expected to get very hot in the afternoon.
A body was found in the Oostrand Park in Almere on Tuesday. Police officers were searching the park with sniffer dogs for a missing 17-year-old boy. The body has not yet been officially identified, but the police are "taking into account" that it may be the Almere teenager, the police said in a statement.
The body was found in the water of a lake in the park. A police spokesperson could say nothing about the cause of death to newspaper AD.
The Turkish police will soon launch a new search for missing Joey Hoffmann from Haaksbergen, police chief and investigation leader Zafer Senocak said on Monday. "Do not think we're giving up, the investigation continues with full force", he said, according to AD.
Haaksbergen couple Bjorn and Derya Breukers spent Thursday night at a Turkish police station, according to newspaper AD. The Turkish police are questioning them about the disappearance of their friend, Joey Hoffmann, and a magistrate decided to keep them over night.
The police belief that Haaksbergen man Joey Hoffmann (21), who disappeared in Turkey early in July, fell victim to a crime. "It is absolutely suspicious", Ilker Centikaya, police chief in Tarsus, southern Turkey, said to newspaper AD.
Two of three Dutch persons that were missing in Turkey, have been found. The police made contact with 26-year-old Derya Breukers-Un and 34-year-old Bjorn Breukers. 21-year-old Joey Hoffmann, who traveled to Turkey with the couple to help them set up a new home in Silifke, is still missing.
The police found the body of missing Korean student Youngmin Kwon in the water at the Leidse Kort Galgewater on Tuesday. Kwon was last seen alive during the early hours of Sunday morning, AD reports.
The 25-year-old student form South Korea lived and studied in Leiden. He disappeared after a night out.
On Tuesday afternoon the police told local broadcaster Unity that a body was found in the water. The Leiden police now confirmed that it is the missing student.
The police are investigating how he died.
The Limburg police are working with the French authorities to investigate about a dozen tips about 20-year-old Elle Custers, who went missing in France on Friday, the police said on Facebook.
Nijmegen student Elle Custers is missing in France, the Limburg police reported on Sunday. The 20-year-old woman did not arrive at her holiday address over the weekend. Her parents had contact with her for the last time on Friday.
Elle is from Spaubeek in Limburg. According to the police, she traveled from Spain, where she worked as an au pair, to Bordeaux in France by train and bicycle. She contacted her parents from Bordeaux on Friday. She had a train ticket to travel from Bordeaux to Sainte Foy la Grande on Saturday. Whether she made this journey is unclear.
A Belgian mother is calling on people in the Netherlands to please help her find out what happened to her missing son, Jelle Leemans, who disappeared almost four years ago. The police believe that the Belgian man was killed, but his body has never been found. "I need to know what happened to him and where he is", the woman said in an emotional call on RTL Boulevard.
Two teenagers missing from Heerlen and Veldhoven since last week, were found safe in Kerkrade on Thursday night. Mikey (15) and Christel (13) are both in good health, the police said in a statement.
A local residents noticed the two teenagers sitting on a bench on Meuserstraat around 8:50 p.m. She suspected that they may be the two missing kids and called the police.
The police launched a search for 15-year-old Mikey Rademaker from Heerlen and 13-year-old Christel van den Berg from Veldhoven, both of whom went missing on Thursday. The teens are friends and the police believe they may be together.
Both kids went missing on June 29th. Christel disappeared after leaving her school in Bladel. Mikey disappeared after leaving his home. The kids were seen together on the Markt in Hoensbroek on Friday morning, according to the Telegraaf.
The police arrested a 44-year-old man from Amsterdam on suspicion of involvement in the disappearance of 30-year-old Sabrina Oosterbeek. The Amsterdam woman disappeared after leaving her apartment in Amsterdam Zuidoost on March 8th. The police fear she fell victim to a crime.
The Amsterdam man's home was searched. He is in restricted custody, which means that he is only allowed contact with his lawyer.
Two teen girls missing from Tilburg since Sunday, were found "in good health", the Tilburg police said on Twitter on Tuesday. The girls' families called the police to inform them that the girls had been found, according to Omroep Brabant.
Two girls, age 16 and 17 years, have been missing in Tilburg since Sunday. Their names haven't been released, but their descriptions were spread over Burgernet.
The 17-year-old girl left from Ganzerikhof on a green bicycle. She has tanned skin, is about 1.6 meters tall with a solid posture and brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue cap and a black jacket.