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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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 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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