Roy B., the suspect in the death of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam in 2018, is "vulnerable, mentally disabled, and suffers from PTSD", his lawyer Katja Lotenberg said in a proforma hearing against her client on Monday. He is also being threatened, she said. The lawyer therefore asked that B.'s trial be held in behind closed doors and with no media present, Omroep West reports.
Roy B. from The Hague will be prosecuted for involvement in the death of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam, the Public Prosecutor announced. According to the Prosecutor, the 27-year-old man saw the teenager lying in the water, but did nothing to help him, NU.nl reports.
A 27-year-old man from The Hague was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of involvement in the death of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam. The suspect is the owner of a fishing boat on which Oralndo was seen the night of his disappearance, a source told newspaper AD.
Police spokesperson Angelique Chatta would not confirm this to the newspaper. "We will not say anything about this in the interest of the investigation", she said. "We are talking to the man and we hope that the puzzle pieces will soon fall into place."
The police want to make contact with the people who gave anonymous tips regarding the whereabouts of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam, specifically the person who told the police where to find his body. "We would like the anonymous tipsters to report themselves", a police spokesperson said to the Telegraaf.
The police released footage showing 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn buying a sandwich in The Hague just hours before his death on February 18th. By releasing these images showing exactly what the Rotterdam teen looked like on that day, the police hope that someone will remember seeing him and provide more information about his final hours.
Family and friends launched a fundraising campaign to pay for the funeral of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam, who was found dead in The Hague on Monday after being missing for over a week. The fundraiser reached its goal - 33 thousand euros - in just one day.
Friends of the late Orlando Boldewijn organized a commemoration meeting in the Ypenburg district in The Hague for Tuesday afternoon. The gathering will happen at 5:30 p.m. on the spot where Orlando's body was found on Monday, Omroep West reports.
Divers searching the Böttgerwater in the Ypenburg district of Den Haag found the body of Orlando Boldewijn on Monday, police said. Investigators were working the area in an effort to find the 17-year-old Rotterdam boy who did not return after a February 17 meeting with an acquaintance made through dating app Grindr.
Seventeen year old Orlando Boldewijn from Rotterdam has been missing since Sunday, February 18th. He never returned home after going to The Hague for a date he made on dating app Grindr. The police are very concerned that something may have happened to him, and urgently call on anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.