The police and fire department are investigating different techniques to put out fires that could help preserve forensic evidence, Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan said on Friday. According to the Telegraaf, he responded to questions raised by conservative VVD party city counselor Dilan Yesilgöz, who suggested that getaway care fires should be extinguished with as little water as possible so that DNA is not washed away from a potential crime scene.
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.
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
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.
The managing director of the Netherlands Forensic Institute lost a no-confidence vote held by the board after just 13 months on the job. The board chose to release news of the on Reinout Woittiez the same day an internal memo between the NFI, police department and public prosecutor was leaked, criticizing the Dutch cabinet's plans to cut the forensic team's budget by 13 percent.
Cuts to the budget for forensic investigation work is dramatic to the point it may hamper future criminal investigations, and defeat the government’s efforts on security, warns the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), the police department and the Public Prosecutor in an internal memo acquired by newswire ANP. It is not the first time law enforcement raised concerns about a 13 percent cut to the NFI budget, which will cost nearly 80 jobs.
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.
The Netherlands Forensic Institute is working on a Linux-based forensic operating system that will enable the police to secure and remotely analyze evidence related to botnets,
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.
The University of Surrey in cooperation with the Dutch Forensic Institute (NFI) have developed a new method to determine whether someone used cocaine that can give results with extreme accuracy. Fingerprints treated with a methanol solution are then analyzed by a mass spectrometer, and can positively identify a cocaine user, Sky News reported.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police were notified this week of an online advertisement for the sale of soap produced during World War II, possibly made from human remains collected at concentration camps. After consulting the Public Prosecutor, officers opened an investigation into the sale, police said on Friday.
The police are reopening the investigation into the death of 25 year old Larissa Dumont from Nieuwveen on May 27th, 1997, after reports in De Telegraaf last year. The initial investigation by the police concluded that Dumont was killed by a bite from her horse.
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
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.
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.
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.
Lisanne Froon will be buried in Amersfoort on Friday.
The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) has figured out how to determine the age of a fingerprint. What day a fingerprint was left at a crime scene, for example, can be answered some time next year.