Eline’s death will be re-examened – finally!

Just a quick note. A more detailed one will follow soon. Today, Tuesday November 28th, 2017, after 2912 days since Eline's death on December 8th, 2009, we learned that we won our Article 12 case against the Dutch public attorney. Eline's death will be re-examined, and specifically the role of her boyfriend. The one thing …

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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 …

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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 …

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Eline Melters, Michelle Mooij, Talitha, Iris van den Hoof. Now add Lesley Timmer to the list of suspicious suicides.

In June 2010 Lesley Timmer, an 18-year old high school student from Delft, the Netherlands, goes missing. A parents worst nightmare. Several days later he is found seriously injured underneath the Kennedy bridge in Liege, Belgium. His feet and hands were tied together with his shoeties. Shortly afterwards Lesley died. Sébas Diekstra, the lawyer of …

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New critical notes about systematic lack of investigation of suspicious deaths in the Netherlands

When a person is found dead, someone usually calls 9-1-1 (in the USA) or 1-1-2 (in the EU). In most cases the police is the first on the scene. In the Netherlands this is a critical moment in the investigation of any death. If the arriving officer thinks (s)he is dealing with an accident or …

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The Dutch Public Attorney says about Eline’s case: “we will now investigate the already gathered evidence”

5 years, 1 month and 4 days. This is the time between Eline's death and today. Today, we had a new meeting with the Dutch public attorney in Maastricht. After 1.5 hours we parted ways and with we, I mean my parents, sister, and our lawyer Arthur van der Biezen, deputy head DA George Rasker …

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Dutch public attorney admits: “we should not have called Talitha’s death a suicide”

Shortly after Talitha's death on April 17th, 2013, the police and public attorney concluded that she must have committed suicide. She was hit by a train. A not uncommon method of committing suicide. One police officer claimed to have found a note in her pocket detailing train schedules and the route from the nearby Heerhugowaard …

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