The Public Prosecutor released information about the suspect under arrest for the murder of the Italian mafioso Saverio Tucci (44) in October 2017. The suspect is also an Italian, Carlo M., sixty years old, the Parool reported.
A man from Venezuela was arrested in the Dominican Republic under suspicion of involvement in the murder of two Dutch citizens from Amsterdam last year.
According to the Dominican Republic's police the arrested man's name is Carlos José Gascon González alias El Gocho (the pig). He is supposedly the leader of a criminal group active in the Caribbean, South America, the USA and Europe. According to newspaper AD he was captured on Dec. 29 in the neighborhood of Piantini in Santo Doming, the capital city.
Sharleyne (8), a little girl that three years ago died falling from the 10th floor of a building in Hoogeveen, could have been strangled and then pushed down by her mother, the lawyer for the girl's father said to AD. This happened sometime overnight between night June 7 and 8 in 2015 in the flat where the girl lived with her mother in Hoogeveen.
In previous trials it had not been possible to clarify whether the blonde girl's tragic fall had been an accident or a crime.
For the first time in years, the number of murders and manslaughters increased in the Netherlands. So far this year, 159 people were killed by someone else, a massive 48 more than in 2016, according to figures from Moordatlas.nl, AD reports.
On Wednesday the court in Leeuwarden acquitted 40-year-old Cafer G. on appeal. G. was perviously convicted for killing 45-year-old Michael de Vrieze from Burum in 2010. His body was never found. The Leeuwarden court ruled that there is not enough evidence to prove murder, ANP reports.
De Vrieze disappeared from his Groningen home in 2010. The police eventually concluded that he had been murdered there, according to the news wire. G. was also staying in the home at the time. And blood from the victim was later found in the home.
The family of Ivana Smit asked the Dutch Public Prosecution Service to investigate the young model's death in Malaysia early this month. The request was made after Dutch forensic pathologist Frank de Groot did a first autopsy on the young woman's body and found that some of her injuries are not consistent with a fall from a great height, the Telegraaf reports.
The car of Hennie de Laat, who was found murdered on Hoogvensestraat in Tilburg on Saturday, was found on Bachlaan in the city on Tuesday morning. A police officer noticed the Opel Corsa parked on the street. The police are looking for witnesses who saw the car being parked, Omroep Brabant reports.
Family members and friends of Hennie de Laat, a 58-year-old woman found murdered on Hoogvensestraat in Tilburg on Saturday, are arranging a vigil for her on Wednesday, Brabants Dagblad reports.
The vigil will start at 7:00 p.m. Participants are asked to gather on Veestraat, from where they will silently march through the city. Those who want to join the march, are asked to bring a red ribbon along.
The police are investigating the death of a woman in Tilburg on Saturday night. A passerby found the woman seriously injured on Hoogvensestraat in the neighborhood of Hoogvenne, ANP reports.
Emergency services tried to resuscitate the woman, but it was to no avail. She died on the street.
The victim is 58-year-old Hennie de Laat, several sources told Brabants Dagblad. A spokesperson for the police told the newspaper that there is a very good chance she was killed in a crime, though refused to confirm the victim's identity.
The injuries found on Dutch model Ivana Smit's body, are not immediately consistent with a fall from a great height, according to forensic pathologist Frank de Groot.
Rotterdam police chief Frank Paauw is very concerned about the increasing number of incidents involving mentally disturbed people. This year the Rotterdam police dealt with 8,200 such incidents, compared to 7 thousand in 2016. "Disturbed people kill more people than terrorism", Paauw said during a press conference about the Rotterdam Police's year, NU.nl reports.
The police in Thailand arrested a Dutch man in Surin for involvement in the murders of a woman and her son. The Dutch man was arrested in a hospital, where he was being treated for injuries the authorities believe he sustained in the struggle with the murder victims, RTL Nieuws reports.
The 57-year-old woman and her 30-year-old son were stabbed to death in their home. Eyewitnesses saw the Dutch man drive away from the home on a motorcycle.
The Dutch man told the hospital that he sustained his injuries in a traffic accident, according to the broadcaster.
The Amsterdam police performed a forensic investigation in a home on Sumatraplantsoen in Amsterdam Oost on Sunday morning, after a man was found in the home with multiple stab wounds on Saturday evening. The man passed away of his injuries in hospital. One suspect was arrested, NU.nl reports.
Police officers responded to the home around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, a police spokesperson confirmed to the newspaper. The critically injured man was found inside. A knife was found on the pavement in front of the home. A suspect was arrested on Sunday.
The Spanish police are investigating the death of a Dutch woman on the island of Gran Canaria, one of the Spanish Canary Islands. The woman was found dead next to the swimming pool of a vacation villa on Sunday morning, the Telegraaf reports.
The villa is located in Taurito, a tourist town on the southwest coast of the island. Emergency services responded to the villa around 10:15 a.m. The woman's partner, an Irish man, was taken in for questioning, but quickly released again.
On Thursday the police arrested 25-year-old Soufyan M. during a car check in Amsterdam. M. was on the national wanted list since he went on the run after being sentenced to four years in prison for a robbery in Rotterdam in which a 35-year-old man was killed.
A forensic investigation team dug up a body in a cemetery in Heerjansdam, near Barendrecht, on Thursday. This was done by order of the Public Prosecutor in an investigation into a nursing home worker suspected of murdering elderly patients by intentionally giving them an overdose of insulin, AD reports.
On Tuesday the police arrested two 15-year-old boys for stabbing 15-year-old Shakil to death in Almere. Shakil's murder was the fifth deadly incident in the Netherlands this year in which the suspects are 16 years old or younger.
Two years of forensic investigation resulted in a small breakthrough in the investigation into a wild-west like shooting on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam in May 2015. Two men fired between 10 and 20 shots with automatic firearms just after midnight on May 13th, 2015, leaving 25-year-old Youssef El Kahtaoui dead. The police found traces of DNA on one of the fired bullets, was revealed on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 18 years in prison against former tennis coach Mark de J. for the murder of businessman Koen Everink in his Bilthoven home in March last year. According to De J.'s lawyer, Bob Kaarls, the Prosecutor was selectively blind when investigating Everink's murder. "The Prosecutor suffers from tunnel vision", he said in court on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.
The Dutch embassy in Malaysia asked European police service Interpol to look into the death of 19-year-old Ivana Smit in Kuala Lumpur last week. The Dutch model's naked body was found on the sixth floor balcony of her hotel on Thursday. The local police believe she fell from a room on the 20th fall in an accident, RTL Nieuws reports.
According to newspaper AD, Ivana called her boyfriend around 7:25 a.m. on Thursday and told him that she was with an American couple after a night out. Her naked body was found around 3:00 p.m.
A 64-year-old woman was found critically injured in her home on Churchillsingel in Vlaardingen on Monday night. She died in hospital later that night. The police launched a large-scale investigation into her death.
The police responded to the woman's home around 11:00 p.m. on Monday, after receiving a report that she was injured. The critically injured woman was rushed ot the hospital, where she died of her injuries, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.
The men approached to participate in a DNA kinship investigation in an attempt to solve the 1992 rape and murder of Milica van Doorn in Zaandam, were willing to take part en masse. So far 126 of the 133 Dutch-Turkish men approached gave the police a voluntary DNA sample, the police said in a statement.
"It is really fantastic to see that so many men cooperated. All from commitment and willingness to solve this gruesome case, supported by their own families. That deserves a big copliment." team leader Rob Keet said in the statement.