Netherlands Forensic Institute

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Apr 19 '16 07:54

Jesse van Wieren was beaten with an iron bar, stabbed with a knife and strangled before being buried in a garden in Kloosterburen over New Year's. There is a chance that he was still alive at the time, according to a preliminary autopsy report from the Netherlands Forensic Institute.

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Jan 7 '16 11:21

Two boys found the missing iPhone 5 that belonged to Dascha Graafsma, who was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum on November 28th. The phone was found in ivy on a tree in a playground, near to where her ID card was also found and where she was caught on surveillance camera shortly before her death

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Dec 31 '15 13:50

Dascha Graafsma's family decided to accept the police's conclusions that the 16-year-old-girl committed suicide when she was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum on November 28th, crime reporter Peter R. de Vries said to newspaper AD as spokesperson for the family.

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Dec 30 '15 09:22

Sixteen year old Dascha Graafsma was not on drugs when she was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum in late November, the Netherlands Forensic Institute concluded after a second examination of the girl's blood

Dec 23 '15 15:30

The Netherlands Forensic Institute is able to decrypt encrypted emails on Blackberry devices, both MisdaadNiuews and Security.nl report based on a document from the NFI.

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Dec 17 '15 15:30

The police found a box which they believe may contain the remains of a long-time missing elderly woman in her home in Oirsbeek on Thursday. The woman's son, who was living in the home, was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in her disappearance.

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Dec 11 '15 08:54

Almost 12 thousand criminal suspects managed to not give a DNA sample after being arrested. This mostly involves thieves and assaulters, but also dozens of murderers and rapists

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Dec 10 '15 12:03

The Amsterdam police arrested a 47 year old man from Leidschendam last week in connection with the disappearance of Deborah Rosiek from Amsterdam in 2003. The police call the arrest a "possible breakthrough" in the case.

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Nov 9 '15 13:46

Jos de G.'s lawyer is questioning the reliability of the DNA match that connects his client with the murder of Nicole van den Hurk in 1995.

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Nov 9 '15 09:52

Murderers who bury their victims, often do so near the scene of the crime. This is according to the Netherlands Forensic Institute based on an investigation into clandestine graves. The NFI has to unearth a victim from a clandestine grave an average of three times a year

Aug 5 '15 10:34

The backlog at the Netherlands Forensic Institute caused by the extra work for the MH17 investigation will take months to eliminate. At this time there are 250 investigations that are delayed at the institute.

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Jul 15 '15 11:55

A 27 year old woman from Ede was arrested in Croatia, at the request of the Dutch police, on June 21st in connection with a burglary in De Wijk in 2012. She was arrested based on a DNA match.

Jun 12 '15 11:43

The intensive approach to drug crimes int south of the Netherlands is delivering so many results that the Netherlands Forensic Institute can't keep up with investigating all the trace evidence collected.

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Jun 2 '15 12:21

The police are considering doing a large-scale DNA kinship investigation in the Valkenswaard area in the search for a serial rapist. In such an investigation the police would ask men to voluntarily give a DNA sample so that the offender could be traced through family trees and matching chromosomes, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Apr 7 '15 16:36

The parents of Saskia Jacobs, who died of an overdose, claim their daughter was deliberately drugged by her girlfriend at the time during a "wild lesbian sex party" a year ago, according to RTVNH. The official cause of death says Saskia dying of an overdose of GHB, but the parents see this as an unlikely event.

Apr 1 '15 17:40

The lower house of Dutch parliament approved a 13 percent budget cut to the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). The cuts were fiercely contested by opposition parties, but passed with support from the ruling coalition of the conservative VVD and leftist PvdA labour party.

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Apr 1 '15 14:14

Specialist police officers and forensic investigators who refuse to give a sample of their DNA for an internal database could be excluded from criminal investigations in the future, Minster Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice said on Wednesday in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of parliament.

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Mar 23 '15 08:01

Forensic investigators have identified another MH17 victim at the Korporaal Van Oudheusden barracks in Hilversum. This leaves only two unidentified passengers, both of Dutch nationality.

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Mar 12 '15 10:42

Experts are worried that cutbacks in forensic investigations will have a negative effect on crime solving, NOS reports. Employees of the NFI gave the same warning last month.

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Feb 26 '15 14:30

The Netherlands' DNA database made its 25,000th match last night. It involved a match between evidence found in the Netherlands and a person whose DNA profile is in the Austrian DNA database

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Feb 25 '15 07:54

The Netherlands Forensic Institute's investigation into the death of Mariska Peters has concluded that she was murdered.

Feb 13 '15 13:46

About a quarter of the forensic detectives in the Netherlands refused to give an DNA sample for the elimination database of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), a spokesperson for the National Police confirmed today, NU reports.

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Feb 10 '15 10:54

The specialists at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) fears that crime scene investigation and the solving of complex crimes will be compromised because of budget cuts by Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice.

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Nov 21 '14 11:17

The court in The Hague had to release suspected robber Abdelhamid T. (36) from custody because the results for his DNA tests are taking too long.

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