For 8 years

Today, it is 8 years ago that I got the phone call from my other sister. Eline is dead. For 8 years, we were told by the Dutch police and public attorney (including Helga Krekels, Bert Spoelstra, Emma Oelmeijer-Naus, Renske Hamming, Annemarie Penn-te Strake, George Rasker, en Olav Beckers) that Eline committed suicide. Her boyfriend had witnessed …

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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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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 …

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Dutch DA once again responds via Twitter

More than two months after our request to re-open Eline Melters' case was sent and received by the district attorneys office in Maastricht, they responded for a second time via twitter [first response and media interview]. Of interest might be that the DA did not send a letter confirming having received our request. I first tweeted …

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Letters expressing love for Eline

As we are waiting to hear from the DA in Maastricht, why not start giving Mart and his family a more personal "face". Detective Helga Krekels asked us if Mart and his family could attend the official remembrance service for Eline on Tuesday December 15th, 2009. Upon hearing that their request was denied, Mart and his …

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