missing person

Edwin Takens
Nov 3 '17 13:30

The police are searching the wooded area around Soestdijk Palace for missing 50-year-old Edwin Takens from Soest. Takens left his home on Tuesday to go to work, and never returned. His car was found near the Paardenbos on Wednesday night, RTV Utrecht reports.

Around 50 police officers are combing the wooded area on Friday, police spokesperson Shirley Boonen said to newspaper AD. A police helicopter is also helping in the search. The police and soldiers also searched the wooded area on Thursday.

Dutch police sign
Nov 2 '17 07:21

The police are searching for 12-year-old Emily Meijer from the Groningen village of Grootegast, who went missing on Tuesday afternoon. The police believe she may be in the company of an "unidentified man" and are very concerned about her wellbeing, AD reports. The girl's father posted her photo on Facebook, calling for information about her whereabouts. The post was shared over 84 thousand times.

Dutch police sign
Oct 31 '17 09:39

One of the girls involved in spreading a nude photo of a teenage Enschede boy in February, resulting in his suicide, has been missing for two weeks. The 15-year-old girl disappeared from the Intermetzo institution in Eefde on October 13th. The police put her on the missing person list on Saturday, AD reports.

Crime scene
Oct 19 '17 12:30

A body was found in the Maas river near the Gelderland village of Balgoy on Thursday morning. The police are at the scene with a forensic team.

According to Omroep Gelderland, the police have been searching for a man believed to have fallen into the Maas for several days. It is not yet clear whether the body found is that of the the missing man.

A crew member on a freight ship spotted the body and notified emergency services. 

Anne Faber
Oct 13 '17 07:59

Missing 25-year-old Anne Faber was found dead in the woods on holiday park Horsterwold in Zeewolde on Thursday afternoon. Her body was taken to the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague for investigation. At around 9:00 p.m. the police announced on Twitter that their investigation at the scene was done and the area is open to the public again.

Anne Faber
Oct 12 '17 11:30

The search for missing 25-year-old Anne Faber from Utrecht continues in a nature reserve in Zeewolde on Thursday. The police started searching the area on Wednesday, but had to stop when darkness fell. 27-year-old suspect Michael P. will be arraigned on Thursday afternoon, NOS reports.

Anne Faber
Oct 10 '17 08:25

A 27-year-old man convicted of raping two teenage girls in 2010 and several robberies, was arrested on Monday in connection with the disappearance of 25-year-old

Dutch police sign
Oct 9 '17 07:28

An 18-year-old woman went missing in the Gelderland town of Renkum on Sunday. She was last seen from the Ketsheuvel around 8:00 p.m. The police sent a notification of her disappearance through alert system Burgernet to 1,055 people, but by 10:30 p.m. the young woman was still missing, the Gelderlander reports.

According to the notification, the young woman has a half-Turkish appearance, a slender posture and is around 1.6 meters tall. She has brown, curly hair and was wearing dark clothing and sneakers when she was last seen.

Crime scene
Oct 6 '17 07:41

The fire department is busy pumping the water out of a bond in Blookerpark in Huis ter Heide in the search for 25-year-old Anne Faber. On Thursday evening, a bicycle was found in the pond that looks like the one belonging to the missing Utrecht woman, who disappeared while cycling last week Friday, AD reports.

Anne Faber
Oct 5 '17 14:10

The family of 25-year-old Anne Faber wants military specialists to help search for the missing Utrecht woman, a spokesperson for the family said in a statement on Thursday. Anne disappeared while cycling on Friday evening.

Police officer and sniffer dog search a wooded area
Oct 4 '17 12:10

In addition to a jacket, more clothes were found that "almost certainly" belong to missing 25-year-old Anne Faber next to Amerfoortseweg in Huis ter Heide on Tuesday, police spokesperson Bernhard Jens confirmed. The police hope that they will be able to conclusively determine whether the clothes belong to the missing Utrecht woman today. Sniffer dogs are currently searching for other traces of the missing woman in the area where the clothing was found, AD reports.

Last selfie Anne Faber took before disappearing on 29 Sept 2017, believed to be taken in Baarn
Oct 4 '17 09:11

On Tuesday night television program Opsporing Verzocht paid attention to the disappearance of 25-year-old Anne Faber from Utrecht. She went missing while cycling on Friday. During and after the broadcast, the police received dozens of tips about the young woman. All tips will be investigated, RTL Nieuws reports.

Anne Faber
Oct 3 '17 07:33

Nothing useful was found in two searchers for missing 25-year-old Anne Faber in Baarn on Monday. A number of items were discovered, but they have no connection to the Utrecht woman, who has been missing since Friday. The police are very concerned about the woman. They consider the scenario that she was the victim of an accident to be unlikely, RTL Nieuws reports.

Anjelie Basco
Oct 2 '17 16:50

A 22-year-old au pair from Loenen aan de Vecht has been missing for almost a month. Anjelie Basco left the Utrecht town on September 9th to meet someone she met on Tinder and never returned, AD reports.

On Saturday, September 9th, the young woman took public transit towards Amsterdam. According to the police, she had her cellphone and passport with her. At 10:10 a.m. she checked out at Amsterdam Central Station with her public transit card. Later on Saturday she sent messages to friends on WhatsApp. On Sunday the 10th, she opened her WhatsApp a few times, but sent no messages. 

Last selfie Anne Faber took before disappearing on 29 Sept 2017, believed to be taken in Baarn
Oct 2 '17 15:30

The police supported two new searches for missing Anne Faber from Utrecht in Baarn on Monday afternoon. The searches focused on the areas around Soestdijk Palace and around Hilversumsestraatweg, NU.nl reports.

Friends and family members of Faber gathered to search for the 25-year-old woman, who disappeared while cycling in stormy weather around 7:00 p.m. on Friday. The police traced a selfie she sent to her boyfriend shortly before she disappeared to Baarn.

Anne Faber
Oct 2 '17 07:50

On Sunday the police searched the Utrecht town of Baarn for 25-year-old Anne Faber. The Utrecht woman disappeared around 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening while cycling. Shortly before her disappearance, she took a selfie of her in the rain and sent it to her boyfriend. The police traced the location of this selfie to the corner of Amsterdamsestraatweg and Hilversumsestraatweg in Baarn, AD reports. 

Frans Router on the left, wearing a sunhat
Sep 28 '17 08:16

The body of missing Frans Router (73) was found in the Moselle River in Germany on Wednesday. The Roermond man went missing on Friday, when he did not return to his hotel after attending a wine festival in the village of Ellenz-Poltersdorf. According to the German police, he was killed in an accident - he fell into the river and hit his head on a stone, AD reports.

Police
Sep 25 '17 15:00

A 44-year-old man arrested in connection with the disappearance of Sabrina Oosterbeek from Amsterdam in March, is now also suspected of murdering another woman in Amsterdam Zuidoost in 2004, the judiciary announced on Monday, AT5 reports.

Ellen Drost
Sep 25 '17 07:24

Eighteen year old Ellen Drost from Pesse was found dead in a trench in the Drenthe town of Spier on Sunday. She was reported missing after not returning home from a barn party on Saturday night. A 24-year-old motorist was arrested on Sunday afternoon. He went to a police station to report that he hit "something" with his car the previous night, AD reports.

The body of the girl was found on De Steegde in Spier, around three kilometers from her home. A passerby spotted the body and called the police. She was identified a short time later.

Crime scene
Sep 22 '17 14:10

A 31-year-old man from Schiedam was arrested following the discovery of a woman's body in a watery ditch in Vlaardingen on Friday morning. The police started looking for the woman after she was reported missing, the Telegraaf reports. Whether the woman was murdered, is still unclear. 

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Sep 18 '17 16:40

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. 

Joey Hoffmann
Aug 23 '17 10:10

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."

busje-forensische-opsporing
Aug 22 '17 08:23

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.

Jelle Leemans, went missing after a drug transaction in Roosendaal in Nov 2013
Aug 21 '17 16:40

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."

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