missing person

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. 

Dutch police
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. 

Two teenagers that went missing in Nijmegen on 13 April 2019
Apr 15 '19 07:50

A teenage girl and boy went missing in Nijmegen on Saturday. The police are urgently looking for them. They were last seen at the McDonalds in the Nijmegen city center, the police said on Facebook.

The girl is 16 years old and around 1.7 meters tall with a slender posture. She speaks Spanish and English. She was wearing a dark green, long jacket with a pink fur collar when she disappeared.

The boy is 14 years old and around 1.65 meters tall. He only speaks Spanish. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a black jacket, black pants, and white shoes. 

Jelle Leemans, went missing after a drug transaction in Roosendaal in Nov 2013
Apr 10 '19 10:30

The police discussed the case of missing Jelle Leemans on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. Investigators believe the Belgian man may have been murdered during a drug deal in the Netherlands in November 2013. The police received 35 tips about the missing man following the broadcast.

Leemans became involved in drug dealing after losing his job in 2013, according to the police. He regularly crossed the border to the Netherlands to buy large amounts of drugs. He was last seen on November 21st, 2013.

Marjo Winkens
Apr 1 '19 13:30

The Limburg police are conducting forensic investigations in the village of Beesel on Monday, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of then 17-year-old Marjo Winkens in September 1975. This cold case was revived after the police received an "interesting tip", the police said in a statement.

Dutch police
Mar 22 '19 11:50

A body found in the Keizergracht on Utrechtsestraat in Amsterdam on Thursday was identified as Mustapha Agalf from the city. The 34-year-old man went missing at the start of this month.  

Agalf was last seen leaving a pub on Utrechtsestraat during the early hours of Friday, March 1st. He seems to have drowned, according to Het Parool. His family was informed on Thursday, the police said.

Patrick van Dillenburg
Feb 27 '19 12:50

The Amsterdam police arrested a 49-year-old man from Nederhemert on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in the disappearance of Patrick van Dillenburg in Amsterdam in 2002, the police said in a statement.

Crime scene
Feb 25 '19 07:19

A body was found in the water on Mauritskade in Amsterdam on Friday. The police identified the victim as 23-year-old Jesaja Dollart. The young man from Amsterdam went missing on January 17th, Het Parool reports.

Dollart was last seen alive on Derde Oosterparkstraat in Amsterdam Oost. The police are investigating the cause of his death.

It is not yet clear how Dollart ended up in the water. 

Dutch police
Feb 18 '19 08:59

A body found in the Oudeschans in Amsterdam on Friday was identified as Connor James Murphy, the police confirmed. The 39-year-old man from Northern Ireland has been missing in Amsterdam since mid-January.

The police took the body out of the water near Keizersbrug on Friday, according to Het Parool. Murphy was last seen around Oudeschans on January 13th.

The Irish man lived in Amsterdam for three years. So far nothing is known about the cause of his death. 

 

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Feb 12 '19 16:20

A 13-year-old girl from Amsterdam is facing some trouble from her parents and the police on Tuesday. After her father reported her missing on Monday evening, the police found her driving her parents' car on the A4 highway, NOS reports.

While searching for the missing child, police officers noticed an inexperienced driver swerving across the A4 highway near Hoofddorp. "Between 90 and 120 kilometers per hour", a police spokesperson said to NOS. 

Crime scene
Feb 11 '19 07:38

Four people were found dead in the water on Berkmeerdijk in Obdam on Sunday. They were identified as four workers for Borst Bloembollen in the town, who were missing since Friday. The police believe they crashed their car into the dike in a tragic accident, NU.nl reports.

The victims are three men aged 20, 21 and 21, and a 47-year-old woman, all from Poland. "Everything points to a tragic accident", a police spokesperson said to NU.nl. 

Connor James Murphy, missing in Amsterdam since 13 January 2019
Jan 24 '19 16:10

Connor James Murphy, 39 from Northern Ireland, is missing in Amsterdam. His family is very concerned about him and is asking for the public's help in finding him.

According to his family, Murphy has been living in Amsterdam for the past three years. He was last seen between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. on January 13th outside the Oudeschans around the Nieuwmarkt area. "Nobody has heard from him since", his family said in an email to NL Times.

CNetbI6UkAEBagm
Jan 21 '19 08:52

Emergency services responded en masse to the marina at the Nederrijn in Wageningen on Sunday after two reports of a rowboat capsizing. Rescue workers searched for possibly missing rowers in the water for hours, but found nothing, De Gelderlander reports.

Dutch firefighters
Jan 17 '19 07:33

Two people may be missing after a large fire in a building in Hillegom where squatters live on Thursday morning. It is unclear whether the two persons are inside the burning building, or elsewhere, according to the fire department, NU.nl reports.

Surrounding homes were evacuated. A total of three buildings on Stationsweg are on fire, a spokesperson for the Hollands Midden fire brigade said to the newspaper ."The flames came from the first floor and the attic. The roof collapsed completely." The fire is now under control.

CNetbI6UkAEBagm
Dec 26 '18 10:10

Dutch rescue organization KNRM searched for hours for a missing crew member of a ship anchored off the coast or Rotterdam on Tuesday. Multiple lifeboats, helicopters and a Coast Guard plane were deployed in the search, but the man was not found. 

After three hours of searching, the Coast Guard decided to halt the search. "The person was unfortunately not found. Given the circumstances, the chance of survival is zero." The KNRM calculated that the man could survive two hours in the icy water.

Jonathan Humphrey
Dec 21 '18 14:20

The police in Cardiff, Wales believe that one of their missing residents may be staying in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam police call on the public to keep an eye out for 38-year-old Jonathan Humphrey and contact them with any information.

Humphrey was reported missing on November 21st, but had not been seen for some time before that. 

Arjen Kamphuis
Dec 20 '18 12:50

Four months after Dutch cyber security expert Arjen Kamphuis disappeared in Norway, his friends and family believe that he is still alive and that he chose to disappear himself. He previously also disappeared from the radar, they said to newspaper AD.

Police officer and sniffer dog search a wooded area
Nov 23 '18 10:40

Skeletal remains found in a forested area in Hummelo last week, were identified as Ger Homma, a homeless man who went missing in April 2010. At the time of his disappearance, Homma was living at The Passion, a shelter for homeless people located across the road from where his remains were found, De Gelderlander reports.

Willeke Dost
Nov 13 '18 10:00

Nothing was found in the search for Willeke Dost, a then 15-year-old girl who disappeared from her foster parents' farm in Koekange in 1992. On Monday the police searched and dug in two places in the vicinity of the farm, but found nothing.

Police uniform
Nov 9 '18 12:50

A 16-year-old Groningen girl who went missing two weeks ago, has been found alive and well. Danielle was found near Hoogezand early on Thursday evening, the Telegraaf reports.

Danielle stays in a closed institution on the Veluwe. She disappeared while shopping with a counselor in Arnhem on October 26th.

Exactly where the girl's been or what happened to her over the past two weeks is not clear. 

Willeke Dost
Nov 8 '18 14:10

The Drenthe police are launching a new search for Willeke Dost, a then 15-year-old girl who disappeared from her foster parents' farm in Koekange in 1992. The police will dig in an area near the farm where witnesses say they saw digging around the time of the girl's disappearance, NOS reports.

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