murder

Police tape seals crime scene for forensic investigation
May 2 '19 11:50

The police arrested a second suspect in connection with the death of a 72-year-old man in his Lelystad home. Like the first suspect arrested in this case, 35-year-old Michael B. was previously sentenced to institutionalized psychiatric treatment, the Telegraaf reports. 

72-year-old Gerrit Thomassen was found dead in his home on Rode Klif in Lelystad on Sunday. On Monday the police arrested 48-year-old Jan van K. on suspicion of involvement in Thomassen's death.

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
May 1 '19 08:20

A 72-year-old man was found dead in his apartment on Rode Klif in Lelystad on Sunday, the police said in a statement on Tuesday evening. Investigators believe he was murdered. A 48-year-old man from Lelystad was arrested. The police call on witnesses to come forward.

Exactly when and how the elderly man died, is not yet clear. The 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of involvement in his death.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Apr 19 '19 16:00

A 33-year-old man was sentenced to 22 years in prison for abusing a 14-month-old girl from Hengelo to such an extent that she died. The court in Alemlo convicted Maick S., the boyfriend of baby Xaja's mother, of murder. The sentence is 8 years longer than the Public Prosecutor demanded, partly because of the "particularly violent manner" in which he killed the girl, NU.nl reports. 

Police officers on a crowded street
Apr 15 '19 10:10

After five consecutive years of consistent decrease, the number of crimes registered in the Netherlands increased in the first quarter of 2019. In the first three months of this year, 5 percent more crimes were registered than in the first quarter of 2018, according to figures the police released on Monday. 

Red carnation flowers
Apr 12 '19 10:10

The memorial for 49-year-old Breda man Ger van Zundert will be held on Saturday. His family invites everyone who wants to say goodbye to attend the ceremony on Saturday afternoon. "He did not want to let go of lie and fought to stay with us", reads the invite, posted on Facebook by his son. "Totally unexpected and way too early, my friend and father."

Lanterns launched at the commemoration for Ger van Zundert in Breda, 10 April 2019
Apr 11 '19 11:10

A few hundred people gathered in the Breda neighborhood of Tuinzigt on Wednesday to commemorate Ger van Zundert. The 49-year-old Breda man died in hospital on Tuesday morning after he was tied up and set on fire in a garage on Sparrenweg on Monday night. A suspect turned himself in on Tuesday. 

Forensic investigator at an apartment on Lisztgaarde in Oss where a man was found killed, 23 Feb 2019
Apr 10 '19 15:30

Two men were arrested in Poland for involvement in the murder of 63-year-old Peter Hovens from Oss. The man was found dead in his apartment on Lisztgaarde in February.

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.

arrestant-staat-voor-politiebalie
Apr 10 '19 09:40

One of the three people suspected of tying Ger van Zundert up in a garage box in Breda on Monday night and then setting him on fire, turned himself in to the police on Tuesday. The 51-year-old man from Breda was arrested, the police said. The police are still looking for two other suspects.

A police dog searching an Eindhoven crime scene
Apr 5 '19 11:41

A shooting on the Beukenlaan in Eindhoven claimed the life of at least one person on Friday morning. The victim was a 54-year-old man who died at an area hospital, according to a reporter for Omroep Brabant.

No suspects were immediately taken into custody, police in the area said. 

Gavel
Apr 3 '19 11:50

Bekir E., the 31-year-old man accused of gunning down 16-year-old Humeyra Ergincanli at her school in Rotterdam, appeared in court for the first time for a proforma hearing on Tuesday. Codefendant Mohammed Al-M. told the court that E. made up a story that he wanted to kidnap Humeyra, not kill her.

Stethoscope
Mar 28 '19 08:19

The psychiatric clinic in Den Dolder where Michael P. was being prepared for his return to society when he raped and killed Anne Faber, did not treat him based on his history of sexual offenses, the Volkskrant reports based on sources around the Dutch Safety Board report on this case that was presented on Thursday. When he was transferred from prison, the clinic was insufficiently informed about P.'s sex crime past. But the clinic also did not do a risk profile on the man, the newspaper writes. 

busje-forensische-opsporing
Mar 27 '19 07:54

New evidence has been found showing that police detectives falsified evidence in the case surrounding the murder of Jacqueline Wittenberg in Deventer in 1999, the Volkskrant reports based on a recently surfaced CD with more than 150 photos and reports from the criminal investigation. According to the newspaper, exculpatory fingerprints were left out, a victim photo with an exculpatory bloodstain was removed, and crucial passages were left out of the police report.

Gökmen T. suspected in the Utrecht shooting on Oktoberplein
Mar 22 '19 16:15

The 37-year-old man suspected of opening fire on a tram in Utrecht on Monday, killing three people, confessed to the attack, the Public Prosecutor's office (OM) said on Friday. Meanwhile the release was ordered in the case of the 40-year-old resident of the home where Gokmen T. was arrested. 

T. was remanded into custody for two weeks in a hearing earlier that day. "He also stated that he acted alone. In light of the investigation, no comment can be given regarding his statement," the OM said.

Sarah Papenheim
Mar 22 '19 14:20

Joel S. confessed to stabbing 21-year-old American student Sarah Papenheim to death in the student complex where they lived in Rotterdam. On Friday he said in the court in Rotterdam that he told the police everything he knows, but that he can not remember many of the events on the day of the murder, NU.nl reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Mar 18 '19 08:13

A 41-year-old man from Hoogvliet was arrested at the Maastad Hospital in Rotterdam on Friday night on suspicion of stabbing his 8-year-old daughter to death, presumably in the hospital, the police said in a statement. The man will be arraigned on Tuesday. 

According to the police, the man came to the hospital with his daughter earlier in the evening for unknown reasons. When they left again, the crisis team of youth protection called the police. Aid workers were very concerned about the welfare of the girl.

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Mar 15 '19 13:50

A man was found dead “under suspicious circumstances” in an apartment in Weert, Limburg during the early hours of Friday morning. The police went to the man’s home on Zilvermeeuw at around 2:30 a.m. after a report that he had not been seen for several days, the Telegraaf reports.

The police are investigating exactly how the man died. The home is closed down as a crime scene.

Police Enschede cannabis grow shop murders
Mar 13 '19 11:50

Dejan A., one of three suspected shooters in a quadruple murder in Enschede last year, tried to buy an automatic firearm shortly before the murders, the Public Prosecutor revealed in the court in Almelo on Tuesday during a pro-forma hearing against the suspected suppliers of the weapons used in the murders, De Gelderlander reports.

Elderly hands
Mar 8 '19 12:10

The Spanish police rescued an elderly Dutch woman and German man from what the police describe as a "horror nursing home" near the city of Cadiz. The two elderly people were locked up with at least five other foreign seniors in the nursing home, where they were drugged, abused and given food exclusively through tube feeding, while they could eat normally, NOS reports.

Six people were arrested on suspicion of defrauding the elderly. According to the Spanish police, they stole over 1.8 million euros from their victims.

Ivana Smit
Mar 8 '19 10:30

The death of Dutch model Ivana Smit in Malaysia was not a crime, the so-called Coroner's Court in Kuala Kumpur concluded on Friday morning, local time. Her family said that they will appeal against this ruling, but at this stage there will be no criminal trial about the young woman's death, the family's lawyer Sebas Diekstra confirmed to NU.nl.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Mar 5 '19 16:30

On Tuesday the court in The Hague sentenced a 44-year-old man to 20 years in prison for brutally robbing and murdering 85-year-old Ans van der Meer from The Hague in 2017. His 35-year-old partner was sentenced to nine months in prison for laundering the loot, NU.nl reports.

Friends found the elderly woman dead in her flat in Loosduinen in June 2017. She had been severely beaten. Her sternum was broken, as was her thoracic vertebra, nine ribs and nose. The woman died from suffocation.

Arrest
Mar 4 '19 15:50

Three people were arrested in the Dominican Republic in connection with the death of a 55-year-old Dutch man last week. The suspects are the victim's 22-year-old wife and two men in their twenties, NOS reports.

The Dutch man was gunned down at his home in Puerto Plata. He was shot multiple times while sitting in his car. 

According to Dominican media, one of the male suspects had a relationship with the victim's wife. She asked him to kill her husband for around 3,500 euros. 

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Mar 1 '19 14:56

Prosecutors in the Willem Holleeder murder trial have demanded life imprisonment for the notorious defendant. Holleeder, an alleged organized crime mastermind, is accused of ordering or otherwise taking part in the murders of five different men, and also manslaughter, attempted manslaughter, and running a criminal enterprise.

One prosecutor, Sabine Tammes, said Holleder was driven entirely by greed no matter what consequences befell his victims and their relations. "In the end, it was always about money," she said.

Handcuffs
Feb 28 '19 10:20

A 23-year-old woman died in a home on Van der Munniklaan in the Groningen village of Lees early on Thursday morning. The 30-year-old male resident was arrested on suspicion of involvement in her death. He was taken to a police station for questioning, RTV Noord reports.

Paramedics responded to the home and found the woman seriously injured. Attempts to save her life were to no avail. She died at the scene. The man called the ambulance. The paramedics called the police when they found out it involved a violent incident, according to the local broadcaster. 

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