The death of Dutch model Ivana Smit in Malaysia was not a crime, the so-called Coroner's Court in Kuala Kumpur concluded on Friday morning, local time. Her family said that they will appeal against this ruling, but at this stage there will be no criminal trial about the young woman's death, the family's lawyer Sebas Diekstra confirmed to NU.nl.
A 23-year-old man from the Limburg town of Born died in Krakow in Poland over the weekend. The local police believe he fell from the roof of a hotel, where he was staying with friends, the Telegraaf reports.
A spokesperson for the police told the newspaper that the man likely climbed onto the roof of hotel Al Fresco to take pictures. It is believed that he slipped and fell. It snowed in Krakow over the weekend, and the roof was icy and slippery.
Whether the man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs is currently being investigated.
The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA admitted liability for an accident in December 2015 in which a 4-year-old boy died. Maurycy Biernacki fell from a play set at indoor playground Happy Days in Grootebroek and died a few days later.
The play set did not meet safety requirements. That should have come to light during NVWA inspections, but mistakes were made, a spokesperson said to NOS.
A 2-year-old boy died after falling from the fourth floor of an apartment building on Gasperilaan in the Utrecht district of Kanaleneiland-Noord on Sunday afternoon. The police are investigating the incident, but believe it was an accident.
Emergency services, including a trauma helicopter, responded to the apartment building around 1:45 p.m. The toddler was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Exactly how the boy came to fall is not yet clear.
The time that witnesses heard Dutch model Ivana Smit fall from an apartment building in Kuala Lumpur in December, does not correspond with the time of death stated in the police report, was revealed in the Coroner's Court on Thursday, AD reports.
GM Tan, the lawyer representing American couple Luna and Alexander Johnson, was asked to leave a court hearing on the death of Dutch model Ivana Smit in Malaysia on Wednesday. The judge ordered Tan to leave after he could not give a good reason for why his clients did not obey the summons to testify in the hearing, RTL Nieuws reports.
The apartment in Kuala Lumpur from which 18-year-old Dutch model Ivana Smit fell to her death in December, was cleaned shortly after the young woman's body was discovered and before the Malaysian police did a trace evidence investigation, lawyer Sebas Diekstra said on Twitter.
Two Dutch were killed in accidents abroad on Friday. A Dutch woman died in the west of Canada after she fell into a river. And a Dutch man died in Croatia after falling from a wall, ANP reports.
The victim in Canada is a woman of around 60 years old. According to local media, her husband stated that she slipped while trying to grab an apple and disappeared under water. A search was launched for the woman, and her body was found in the river by rescue workers a few hours later. A Dutch-speaking police officer and the Dutch consulate provided assistance for the victim's husband.
Helene J. was acquitted of manslaughter in the death of her 8-year-old daughter Sharleyne Remouchamps. There is not enough evidence to prove that the 38-year-old woman was responsible for her daughter's death, the court in Assen ruled on Monday, NU.nl reports.
The mother standing trial for the murder or manslaughter of her 8-year-old daughter Sharleyne in Hoogeveen in 2015, claims she can't remember anything after she saw her daughter's body lying outside their apartment building over the balustrade of their 10th floor home. "From then on it's black", she said in court on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.
The court wanted Helene J. to explain exactly what happened on the night of June 7th and early morning of June 8th, when the girl died. But J. said she can't remember anything due to the panic after seeing her daughter's body.
The family of deceased model Ivana Smit offered a reward of 50 thousand dollars for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the young Dutch woman's death.
A 32-year-old man died after he fell from the Faralda Crane Hotel in Amsterdam during the early hours of Sunday morning. What exactly happened, is not yet clear. The victim is a man from outside Amsterdam, but he is not a tourist, a police spokesperson said to Het Parool.
A fall from a balcony in Thailand that cost the life of a 20-year-old Dutch student, was not an accident but suicide, the Thai police believe, AD reports.
A 21-year-old Dutch tourist died in a fall from a balcony in Bangkok, Thailand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to the Telegraaf on Monday morning.
According to the Thai police, the Dutch man went home with a transsexual person after a night out. He fell from a fifth floor balcony. The man was found on the street with multiple head wounds and broken bones. The police believe he first landed on a car, because the car next to his body had a big dent in the roof, according to the Telegraaf.
A young Dutch man was killed when he fell from a seventh floor balcony in Oostende, Belgium on Saturday. The initial results of the local police's investigation indicate that he jumped off the balcony himself, under the influence of a spacecake, Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reports.
American couple Alexander and Luna Johnson did not tell the Malaysian police anything about having sex with Dutch model Ivana Smit before her death in Kuala Lumpur, according to British private detective Mark Williams-Thomas. A source from within the Kuala Lumpur police told Williams-Thomas that the couple's statement includes nothing about sex, AD reports.
Nearly four months after her death, the American couple Ivana Smit spent her final night with before falling to her death in Kuala Lumpur, agreed to speak to the media. Alexander Johnson and his wife Luna Almaz met the 19-year-old Dutch model in October and had an intimate relationship with her. They went out together and had a threesome shortly before her death on December 7th, the couple told The Mail on Sunday.
A 19-year-old man died in hospital after falling from the third floor of an apartment building on Ringweg Randenbroek in Amersfoort on Sunday morning, De Gelderlander reports.
Eyewitnesses saw the young man walking over the gallery of the apartment building on Sunday morning. They told the newspaper that he was acting strangely, coming dangerously close to the balustrade. Local residents were considering calling the police, when he fell and landed on top of a parked car.
A 74-year-old Dutch man died after an unfortunate fall while ice skating in Belgium last week. The man landed on his head and fell through the ice, ANP reports.
The incident happened in nature reserve Asserbroekse Meersen near Bruges. Bystanders managed to get him out of the icy water quickly, but he sustained serious injuries in the fall.
The man was rushed to hospital in critical condition. He later passed away there, the police confirmed on Monday.
The family of Ivana Smit asked the Dutch Public Prosecution Service to investigate the young model's death in Malaysia early this month. The request was made after Dutch forensic pathologist Frank de Groot did a first autopsy on the young woman's body and found that some of her injuries are not consistent with a fall from a great height, the Telegraaf reports.
The injuries found on Dutch model Ivana Smit's body, are not immediately consistent with a fall from a great height, according to forensic pathologist Frank de Groot.
The Malaysian police released the body of Dutch model Ivana Smit on Thursday. The 18-year-old woman's body is now with a funeral director in Kuala Lumpur. When she will return to the Netherlands is not yet clear, but her family believes it will be soon. "The hope now is that the repatriation will happen quickly and without obstacles. We are extremely happy about this news", her father Marcel said to the Telegraaf.