Arrest made in van der Kouwe case
Police arrest a man for the recent disappearance of a Dutch woman on the Dutch Antilles island of Bonaire.26 September 2008
AMSTERDAM -- The police in Bonaire arrested a man in connection with the disappearance of 24-year-old Dutch woman Marlies van der Kouwe.
The police released no information about the suspect except that he is from the island's capital, Kralendijk. However, a radio station on the island reports that the suspect recently served an eight-year prison sentence for sexual violence.
Two houses were searched in Kralendijk's Tera Kora district in connection with the arrest.
The Dutch woman, who works on Bonaire as a pharmacist's assistant, disappeared last weekend after a party. A witness said she was pulled from her bicycle.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]