The conundrum of questioning Eline’s ‘suicide’

[Nederlandse versie] It's been a while since I posted on this blog. With the 4th episode of the program Moord of Zelfmoord (Homicide or Suicide) by investigative journalist Kees van der Spek (SimpleMedia) and lawyer Sébas Diekstra recently broadcasted on SBS6, I thought it would be a good time to recap why we are fighting our fight against the Dutch public attorney and … Continue reading The conundrum of questioning Eline’s ‘suicide’

A personal note on the ‘suicide’ of my sister Eline Melters

[Hetzelfde stukje, maar dan in Nederlands} It hurts. Losing someone hurt. You are reminded that life has limits. That it ends. That it is terminal. Intellectually you know everyone will die one day, some day. Yet, when it does happens you are confronted with its raw unprocessed reality. Sometimes you can sort of anticipate the … Continue reading A personal note on the ‘suicide’ of my sister Eline Melters

Eline’s case remains closed – the long version

A little later than anticipated, but here is the extended post about last weeks meeting (July 2nd, 2015) we had with the deputy chief public attorney George Rasker, public attorney Olav Beckers, and forensic investigation coordinator Jos Camps/Kemp (I'm uncertain about his name as his thick Limburg accent made him difficult to understand) from the Public Attorney's Office in … Continue reading Eline’s case remains closed – the long version

Eline’s case remains closed

A quick update. A more elaborate one will follow soon. On December 8th, 2009, when Eline died, the police and Public Attorney quickly concluded that Eline committed suicide. At first her boyfriend was arrested, but soon after released. Now, July 2nd 2015, the public attorney's office informed us that the analysis of some of the … Continue reading Eline’s case remains closed

DNA evidence in case Lesley Timmer not investigated

A quick note. Today, Sébas Diekstra, the lawyer of Lesley Timmer's family, announced that DNA evidence was found in the shoelaces of Lesley. The donor of this DNA sample is of unknown origin. Yet, the shoelaces were used to tie up his legs and hands before he fell down the J.F. Kennedy-bridge in Liège, Belgium, over … Continue reading DNA evidence in case Lesley Timmer not investigated

Not investigating suicides leads to unnecessary suffering.

Yesterday, April 8th, Timo van der Eng from crimesite.nl wrote a piece for the crime magazine Panorama about Michelle Mooij, Talitha, Iris van den Hooff, and Eline Melters. This report expands on a previous publication in various local Dutch newspaper by Peter Winterman and Gerlof Leistra wrote a similar piece in Elsevier Juist. In addition, Joost … Continue reading Not investigating suicides leads to unnecessary suffering.