The Dutch authorities offered a 15 thousand euros reward for information that leads to an arrest in the murder of Ralf Meinema.
The police identified the man found murdered in the trunk of a car pulled from the Stieljteskanaal on Friday morning as a 31-year-old resident of Klazienaveen.
A car was found half submerged in the Stieltjeskanaal in Coevorden on Friday morning. The trunk of the car contained the dead body of a man. According to hte police, the man was murdered, ANP reports.
The car has since been lifted out of the water. A forensic team is doing a trace evidence investigation.
The police are investigating who the victim is, who the car belongs to and how the car ended up in the water. Based on photos, the car seems to be a dark colored Mercedes.
An accident in which four people were killed in Stieltjeskanaal, Drenthe on Saturday, was caused by a faulty brake on the trailer being dragged by the car, the police's Traffic Accident Analysis department concluded.
Three adults and a child were killed when the car they were in crashed into the water in Stieltjeskanaal in Drenthe on Saturday. All four victims came from Stieltjeskanaal.