Savannah Dekker

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jul 13 '18 10:56

The court in Utrecht sentenced a 17-year-old boy from Den Bosch to two years of juvenile detention and juvenile institutionalized psychiatric treatment for killing 14-year-old in Bunschoten last year. The boy was convicted of manslaughter on Friday. He was given the maximum penalty possible for a perpetrator his age under Dutch juvenile law, NOS reports.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 20 '18 10:30

The Public Prosecutor demanded two years of juvenile detention and juvenile institutionalized psychiatric treatment against the 17-year-old boy suspected of murdering 14-year-old from Bunschoten. That is the maximum sentence that can be imposed on the suspect, who was 16 years old when Savannah was killed, under juvenile criminal law, NOS reports.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Apr 4 '18 11:10

The trial against 17-year-old Angelo S. from Den Bosch, suspected of murdering 14-year-oldfrom Bunschoten last year, will start in June. The court in Utrecht reserved June 18th and 19th for the trial, AD reports.

Crime scene
Dec 29 '17 09:22

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.

Crime scene
Dec 14 '17 08:48

On Tuesday the police arrested two 15-year-old boys for. Shakil's murder was the fifth deadly incident in the Netherlands this year in which the suspects are 16 years old or younger.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Nov 24 '17 16:50

On Friday the court in Utrecht remanded a 16-year-old boy from Den Bosch suspected of murdering 14-year-old from Bunschoten into custody for another three months. This was the teen boy's second appearance in court since he was arrested in June, AD reports.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Sep 8 '17 14:10

The 16-year-old boy suspected of murdering 14-year-oldin June, will stay in custody for the next three months, the court ruled on Friday, NU.nl reports

The Public Prosecutor is . The next hearing will be on November 24th.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Aug 29 '17 14:10

The 16-year-old boy in custody for the death of 14-year-old from Bunschoten, is being charged with murder, the Public Prosecutor announced. The boy was previously charged with manslaughter, NU.nl reports.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jul 17 '17 13:50

The police are draining the Bunschoten ditch in which the body of murdered was found on June 4th. Officers are looking for the 14-year-old girl's wallet and phone, the Public Prosecutor said on Monday. 

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 29 '17 11:20

The family of murdered took out an ad in local newspaper De Bunshoter to thank the public for al their support and love in the aftermath of the 14-year-old Bunschoten girl's death. They experienced the support "as a blanket of love for us and Savannah", the family wrote.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 15 '17 10:12

The lawyer of the 16-year-old boy suspected in the death of 14-year-old , is pressing slander charges. The charges involve a photo of the boy appearing on Facebook with the text: "This is Savannah's killer", AD reports.

The photo appeared on social media this weekend, and was removed soon after. According to the lawyer, the police know who posted it. 

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 13 '17 08:47

The in connection with the murder of , was ordered removed from his home by the children's court, AD reports. He was set to be removed on June 7th, but this never happened as he was arrested on June 4th, according to the newspaper.

Savannah Dekker (left) and Romy Nieuwburg (right) - two 14-year-old girls found dead within 15 kilometers of each other during the first weekend in June 2017
Jun 12 '17 12:10

and , two 14-year-old Dutch girls killed in separate attacks last weekend, will both be laid to rest this week. Romy's funeral will be held in her hometown of Hoevelaken on Tuesday. And Savannah will be buried in her hometown of Bunschoten on Wednesday.

A sea of flowers left outside murdered Savannah Dekker's school after a silent march in honor of the 14-year-old girl, 8 Jun 2017
Jun 9 '17 08:11

Many thousands of people flocked to Bunschoten on Thursday evening to take part in a silent march for murdered 14-year-old. Savannah's family members did not join the march, because they did not feel emotionally up to it, Bunschoten Mayor Melis vn de Groep said. "Our togetherness is for the family a great hung from our loving community. Savannah always greeted everyone with a hug", he said before the march began, NU.nl reports.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 9 '17 07:42

More people may be involved in the disappearance and death of 14-year-old from Bunschoten, head prosecutor in Midden-Nederland Jet Hoogendijk said in television program Jinek. A for the girl's death was remanded into custody for another 14 days on Thursday.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 8 '17 08:58

A funeral for will be held in her hometown of Bunschoten on Wednesday next week.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 7 '17 13:20

The Bunschoten-Spakenburg police issued a warning against donating money to any fundraising campaigns for the family of Savannah Dekker, who was found killed in Bunschoten on Sunday. The 14-year-old girl's family is not aware of and hasn't approved any fundraising actions, the police write on Facebook.

"Social involvement is appreciated. However, fundraising actions for Savannah's family, are not in the name of the family. Be aware of where you donate your money."

Ditch in which Savannah Dekker's body was found, on industrial terrain De Kronkels in Bunschoten, 4 May 2017
Jun 7 '17 07:51

The police are looking for witnesses in the investigation into 14-year-old Savannah Dekker's death in Bunschoten. The girl was found killed in a ditch on an industrial terrain in Bunschoten on Thursday. Investigators specifically want to talk to anyone who saw Savannah on her bicycle after she disappeared from home on Thursday, June 1st, the police said on Opsoring Verzocht on Tuesday. The bicycle was found the same day in nearby Hoogland. 

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 6 '17 14:30

A silent march will be held in Bunschoten on Thursday evening for Savannah Dekker, a 14-year-old local resident who wason Sunday.

Police guard in a detention center
Jun 6 '17 07:43

 knew the boy the police . The two 14-year-olds met each other through friends about two years ago, AD reports. The boy, who was arrested on Monday, lives on a farm in Lunteren, according to the newspaper.

Crime scene tape
Jun 5 '17 16:20

Savannah Dekker knew the 1 through social media, Bunschoten mayor Melis van de Groep said on Radio 1 Journaal. The police confirmed that both Savannah and Romy Nieuwburg were killed in crimes, though so far the cases seem to be unrelated, according to the news program.

Half mast
Jun 5 '17 15:35

Flags across Bunschoten are hanging at half mast today in remembrance of 14-year-old Savannah Dekker, who was on Sunday. Her family's church dedicated the Pentecost sermon to Savannah on Monday and her school arranged a meeting to offer support for teachers, classmates and parents.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 5 '17 13:30

The people who organized a search for 14-year-old Savannah Dekker in Bunschoten on Sunday, are angry at the police for not helping in the search. The police told them the action was "not necessary", initiator Angelique ter Haar said to AD. in a ditch on industrial terrain De Kronkels later that same day.

Savannah Dekker (left) and Romy Nieuwburg (right) - two 14-year-old girls found dead within 15 kilometers of each other during the first weekend in June 2017
Jun 5 '17 12:04

The police arrested two teenage boys during the early hours of Monday morning in connection with the deaths of 14-year-old girls Savannah Dekker and Romy Nieuwburg, the police said in a statement. At this stage te police believe the girls' deaths are unrelated and investigators are treating them as separate cases. 

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