The Dutch police are using new artificial intelligence software to breathe new life into cold cases. The new software is specifically used to help hunt down still at large murderers and sex offenders, the Telegraaf reports.
The police arrested a 33-year-old man from Suriname for involvement in the murder of 25-year-old Youssef El Kahtaoui on De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam in May 2015. Traces of DNA found at the scene of the crime led to the arrest, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday.
The suspect was arrested on January 19th, but the arrest was only announced today because he was in restricted custody. AT5 and Het Parool identify the suspect as Quincy S.
The bodies of a man and a woman were found in a home in a trailer park in Den Bosch on Tuesday evening. Their identities have not yet been confirmed, but the police believe they are the residents of the home, the police said in a statement.
A family member of the couple found the bodies around 6:00 p.m. and called the police. The home is located on Sleutelbloemstraat. The circumstances in which they were found were suspicious enough for the police to launch an investigation. According to the police, a crime can not be ruled out.
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.
The assassination of Elco Gjaltema in Amsterdam-Oost in February, was definitely not a case of mistaken identity, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. While the exact motive for his murder is still unclear, the 36-year-old BMX racer was active in the criminal world, according to the police.
A 52-year-old man was arrested in Amsterdam on Monday on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Miriam Sharon in The Hague on October 8th, 1990. A DNA match led to the man's arrest, almost 26 years after the fact, the police said on Wednesday.
Using specialist equipment, divers and sniffer dogs, the police are searching a pond in Stevensweert today for evidence in the murder of Andy de Heus. De Heus' body was found in the pond in February.
A shooting incident in The Hague on Tuesday left a man and a woman dead. The police are investigating. The current assumption is that the shooting is related to some form of domestic dispute, according to the police.
Massage parlor Mei Massage on Rozengracht in Amsterdam is taking the municipality to court to challenge its findings that the parlor is being used for illegal prostitution. According to the massage parlor, the discovery of "two drops of semen" does not prove prostitution
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.
A 43 year old man was arrested in Drachten on suspicion of involvement in the murder of his ex-girlfriend during the course of Thursday night.
The police are investigating the death of a 47 year old man in The Hague on Monday night. The man was found on the street with a severe head wound. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died of his injuries.
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.
On Saturday the police arrested a 35 year old man from Vught for a burglary in Eindhoven. The police were able to identify the suspect due to DNA evidence found in the Eindhoven home - he left a can of soda he drank from in the house.
A man was shot dead on the street in Amsterdam's Osdorp neighborhood early Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the Amsterdam police confirmed. No trace of a perpetrator has been found yet. It is not yet known whether this was another execution.
The police found the body of a 56 year old Rotterdam resident in Bredenoord on Friday night. An autopsy revealed that the man was possibly murdered. The victim was last seen alive on December 10th, two days before his body was discovered.