missing person

Crime scene
Jul 27 '18 08:48

The police found the body of a child on Friday morning while searching for a missing 10-year-old boy in recreation area Het Hulsbeek in Overijssel. The identity of the young victim is still being confirmed, the police said, ANP reports.

The boy went missing on Thursday. His bicycle was found in a parking lot at a lake in the area, located near Oldenzaal. Emergency services responded en masse to search for the boy, who cannot swim.

According to newspaper Tubantia, Het Hulsbeek was evacuated for the search. A helicopter was deployed to help search for the boy.

Anouk van Luijk, missing in Cuba since 21 July 2018
Jul 26 '18 09:50

The missing 19-year-old Anouk van Luijk was found alive on Cuba and reunited with her parents. She is doing well under the circumstances, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Ministry would not say what happened to the young Dutch woman, or where she's been over the past days, for privacy reasons.

Anouk van Luijk, missing in Cuba since 21 July 2018
Jul 25 '18 08:24

Anouk van Luijk has been missing on Cuba for several days. The 19-year-old woman from Hellevoetsluis was supposed to fly back to the Netherlands on Saturday, but never showed up for her flight. Her family hasn't heard from her since Saturday, her father Wim van Luijk said in , that has since been shared nearly 8 thousand times.

Koen van Keulen
Jul 24 '18 08:26

The Italian police believe that 17-year-old Koen van Keulen from Soest died in a fatal accident at Lake Garda. His family saw camera footage that confirm this conclusion, a spokesperson for the family said to RTL Nieuws.

RHWW rescue dogs
Jul 24 '18 07:38

The Dutch rescue dogs team that went to Italy with 12 sniffer dogs to s on Sunday, will remain in the country for the time being to help search for a missing Italian girl. The Italian authorities asked the Dutch for help, foundation RHWW said on Twitter.

Koen van Keulen
Jul 23 '18 13:00

A body was found during the in Italy. It is not yet known if it is the missing teenager from Soest, RTV Utrecht reports.

The body was found in a ditch along a main road on Monday morning, according to the broadcaster. 

Koen van Keulen
Jul 23 '18 07:50

A 17-year-old boy from Soest disappeared in Italy during the early hours of Friday morning. The local authorities and some 200 volunteers searched for Koen van Keulen the whole weekend, but so far to no avail. On Sunday evening search dogs from the Netherlands joined the search, NOS reports.

Crime scene
Jul 16 '18 07:46

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. 

Herman Ploegstra
Jun 20 '18 11:10

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.

Crime scene
Jun 18 '18 08:00

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. 

Satellite image of volcano Fuego erupting in Guatemala, 3 June 2018
Jun 14 '18 07:57

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."

Grevelingenmeer
May 29 '18 14:10

The body of the second of two divers that , 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.

Grevelingenmeer
May 28 '18 09:41

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.

Police
May 18 '18 16:00

Deimante Zasytyte, a 5-year-old girl who wasby 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. 

busje-forensische-opsporing
May 18 '18 13:20

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 , 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.

Police officer looking for witnesses
May 14 '18 07:18

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.

Woman missing from Nunspeet since 30 April 2018
May 4 '18 14:50

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.

Woman missing from Nunspeet since 30 April 2018
May 2 '18 13:30

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. 

Sabrina Kovac
Apr 13 '18 10:50

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. 

Dutch police logo
Apr 4 '18 07:51

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. 

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Mar 16 '18 10:20

John Christopher Ludwick, who claimed that he helped Joran van der Sloot dispose of missing teen 's body, was stabbed to death on Tuesday as he tried to abduct a woman in Port Charlotte, Florida, CBS News reports.

Police search lake De Brink in Liessel for signs of Piet Holskens and Hans Martens who disappeared in 1974, 12 March 2018
Mar 13 '18 13:00

Nothing was found in an in Diessel for any sign of Piet Holskens and Hans Martens from Asten, who disappeared in 1974, the police announced in a statement.

Piet Holskens and Hans Martens from Assen, missing since 1974
Mar 12 '18 11:20

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. 

Orlando Boldewijn was found dead in the Böttgerwater in The Hague on 26 Feb 2018
Mar 2 '18 08:36

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.

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