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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Investigation of bloodspatters in Eline Melters’ ‘suicide’ case over two months delayed

A quick note. On January 12th we met with the Public Attorney in Maastricht, where we were told that they would investigate evidence that was gathered in the initial investigation on December 8th, 2009. The public attorney hoped to have the results of this analysis in 6-8 weeks. Shortly after the meeting of January 12th …

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Two suspected customers commit suicide after being interrogated by Dutch police in underaged prostitution case

"We also regret this second suicide, but we are only responsible for the investigation itself. The suspect is responsible for his own choices. They choose to have sex with a minor in a strange situation. They chose to deal with it their own way as well." These were the words of spokesperson of the District …

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Dutch police botches another investigation in a missing person’s case

On February 9th, 2015 Mariska Peters from Nijmegen told her parents that she would visit a friend of hers, but this friend knew of nothing. Shortly after she left she went missing. Today, February 22nd her body was found. She was 21 years old. When someone goes missing and the possibility it is due to a crime …

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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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