Emergency services resumed their search for three surfers missing in the North Sea near Scheveningen on Tuesday morning, local safety region Veiligheidsregio Haaglanden reported. The search started just before 7:00 a.m., once it was light enough to see.
A pedestrian walking in Duivendrecht Wednesday morning found the body of 21-year-old Matthew McCombe. The Scottish man had been missing since March 14, after he left his hotel early that morning.
Police would not speculate on foul play, saying only that his cause of death was under investigation, police told NL Times. His body was found at about 9:10 a.m. in the water at the Molenkade, part of a wide area where volunteers and rescue workers had focused their efforts in the two weeks after he disappeared.
Police issued an alert on Sunday for 33-year-old Onur K., wanted for questioning after four people were found killed in a home including his two young children. The mother of the children and their grandmother were also found dead in the Etten-Leur home on Saturday evening.
Authorities did not immediately identify K. as a suspect. "We are also concerned about his well-being," police said. "For this reason, we are also publishing his photo to find him as soon as possible."
Police in Amsterdam say a 21-year-old Scottish man who was visiting the city for a weekend visit disappeared after leaving his hotel Saturday morning. Matthew McCombe was last seen leaving the Novotel in Amsterdam Zuid at about 6:15 a.m. walking towards the RAI convention center, police told NL Times based on images captured by security cameras.
He was in town to celebrate his birthday with some friends. All of his belongings, including his phone and wallet, were left in his hotel room, police said. He has not been heard from since leaving.
The body of a man that washed ashore on Terschelling at the end of 1967 was identified as sailor Kees van Rijn from Katwijk after 52 years. His relatives donated DNA after hearing about the identification of Andries Penning, another body that washed ashore on the island years ago.
The police found human remains in a mixing bucket filled with concrete that was discovered in the Scheldt-Rijn canal in Nieuw-Vossemeer on Thursday. The remains were identified as Johan van der Heyden, a Belgian plumber who has been missing since June 2nd last year, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.
The police found the container in the waterway last week after "rumors" that the man's body was cast in concrete and dumped in the Scheldt-Rijn canal.
The police searched a specific grave in a graveyard in Maastricht on Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of then 18-year-old Tanja Groen in 1993. This search was prompted by new information the cold case team at the Limburg police received in the fall of 2019 about where Tanja's body might have been hidden, the police said in a statement.
A man was arrested for abducting his 11-year-old daughter from her primary school in Lelystad on Thursday afternoon, triggering an Amber Alert. The man does not have custody of the child, NOS reports.
The girl and her father were found in the center of Lelystad around 30 minutes after the Amber Alert was issued on Thursday. The girl was in good health, the police said.
After years of lobbying in Brussels by Amber Alert, a special European police network will be established in which European police forces will collaborate more intensively to find missing persons. Amber Alert, the Dutch organization that handles missing children cases, will be the secretariat of this network, called PEN-MP, NOS reports.
A DNA sample given by a son helped the police finally identify a man whose body washed ashore on Terschelling in 1953. The man was identified Andries Penning, captain of seafaring ship Westland, the police said in a statement on Monday.
The Westland sunk with seven people onboard on the night of the 1953 North Sea flood, en route from Germany to England. Penning's body washed ashore on Terschelling three months later. He was buried in grave O-2 on Terschelling as an unidentified person.
A 13-year-old girl who disappeared in The Hague on Wednesday, was found in good health, the police said on Twitter at around 1:00 p.m. on Friday. "We want to thank everyone for thinking and searching along", the police said.
Goiia's father is delighted and also wants to thank everyone who helped look for his daughter. "Thank you, thank you", he said to RTL Nieuws. "I was just called by a police officer, I am so happy, I am so relieved."
The police are urgently looking for 13-year-old Goiia. The girl disappeared in The Hague on Wednesday, when cycling home from school. A missing child alert was issued by the police.
Goiia left the St. Maartenscollege in Voorburg at 2:10 p.m. on her bicycle with a friend. The two cycled together until they reached Laakkade in The Hague. There they said goodbye to each other and cycled in different directions. That was the last time Goiia was seen.
A car containing the body of a woman was found in the water in recreational area Vlietland near Leiden on Tuesday. The police were searching the water for signs of 51-year-old Karin Heemskerk, who disappeared from her hometown of Leiden on October 27th.
The car found is a Toyota Aygo, the same car Heemskerk drove. It was found in the water along Vlietweg. The police are working on identifying the body, but believe it is the missing woman.
A search team working on the disappearance of a pregnant University of Amsterdam student found the body of a dead man in the course of their latest probe. The team was combing the Robbenoordbos, a forest near Wieringerwerf, on Tuesday hunting for clues in the case of Sumanta Bansi, a young woman from Suriname who went missing in February 2018.
Police in Noord-Holland confirmed the grizzly discovery on Tuesday night. The identity of the victim and his cause of death were unknown.
Pieter Bas Habes, a 43-year-old man from Amsterdam, disappeared after apparently being arrested in Egypt over a week ago. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is doing its "utmost" to find out where he is, the Volkskrant reports.
The police in Suriname are looking for two Dutch men of Surinamese descent who disappeared in the country ten days ago. The missing men are Bisnoepersad 'Roy' Hari and Romeo Donk. The local police think that the men's disappearances are connected, and fear that they have been murdered, police spokesperson Humphrey Naarden said to the Telegraaf.
Hari's burnt out car was found outside the Surinamese capital of Paramaribo shortly after his disappearance on September 17th.
A 66-year-old Dutch man is missing in the Spanish province of Alicante. He fell into a drainage canal in a flooded area of the municipality of Dolores on Sunday afternoon and was dragged away by the water. A 57-year-old Dutch man died after falling 20 meters from a cliff on the Spanish island of Majorca.
The missing man was vacationing in Alicante, NOS reports. His family reported the accident to the local police, which launched a search involving divers, boats and a helicopter. The man had not been found by nightfall, when the search was halted.
The body of former Philips East Africa boss Tob Cohen was found in a septic tank next to the Kitisuru, Kenya villa where he resided, authorities in Kenya confirmed. Cohen had been missing for 60 days, amid a contentious divorce with his wife, Wairimu "Sarah" Kamotho.
She was arrested late last month in connection with his disappearance. A friend of her's was taken into custody this week and reportedly confessed early on Friday, leading to the body's discovery.
A 27-year-old man from Rotterdam was arrested in the investigation into a large batch of cocaine seized at the port of Rotterdam early in June. The police think that this batch of cocaine may also be linked to the disappearance of Mohamed Anaya, who disappeared from Rotterdam on June 14th.
The police in Kenya arrested the wife of the missing former head of Philips in East Africa, Tob Cohen, in connection with his disappearance. Cohen went missing in mid-July. The couple were getting divorced, NOS reports.
Cohen had been living in Kenya for decades. After his disappearance, his wife told the authorities that he went to Thailand to relax. But investigators have been unable to find evidence that the man ever left Kenya. He was reported missing by his sister in the Netherlands, who hasn't heard from him since July 19th.
Just over a year after the disappearance of Arjen Kamphuis in Norway, the Norwegian police closed the file. The investigators believe that the Dutch cyber security expert likely died in a kayaking accident and that his body ended up in the sea, NU.nl reports.
One year ago today was the last confirmed sighting of Dutch cyber security expert Arjen Kamphuis. The Dutch man disappeared during a kayaking vacation in Norway. A year later, what became of him is still a mystery.
A 41-year-old woman from Nijkerk and her 39-year-old husband disappeared from their home in Blerick in Limburg last week Monday. Their four children, aged 17, 15, 12 and 9, were taken in by the Child Protection Board. Missing couple Andrea and Marcel suffer from a serious form of religious insanity and have been preparing for the "end of the world" for some time", Marcel's sister said to De Limburger.
The police and Andrea's sister confirmed the disappearance, according to the newspaper.