Dismembered arm in latest grisly find

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21 June 2005AMSTERDAM — Police have fished part of an arm with a hand attached from water in the north of Amsterdam.

21 June 2005

AMSTERDAM — Police have fished part of an arm with a hand attached from water in the north of Amsterdam.

Earlier on Monday, police discovered two legs in water near the Dorssloot, where the arm was found.

The arm and legs have been sent to the Dutch Forensic Institute to see if they belong to the same person, and whether there is a connection between them and the head found in water in the Nieuwe Gouw near the IJdoornlaan in north Amsterdam, newspaper 'Het Parool' reported. 

The head had been in the water for some time and the fishermen who found it initially mistook it for a doll's head due to the state of decomposition.

Detectives could had difficultly identifying whether it belonged to a man or a woman. Due to the length of the hair on the head, it is suspected to be that of a man.

Last week, a torso was discovered in a plastic bag in water near the town of Weesp.

The latest discovery was made by officers at midday. The legs had been found at 11.30am by two canoeists, the newspaper reported.

Police are still not in a position to confirm whether the various body parts relate to the torso found in Weesp. Detectives will compare information from the forensic examinations on all the parts with details of missing persons.

"We hop that it all relates to one person. The body or body parts could for example have come into the water of the Amsterdam-Rijn canal and subsequently been swept along by the current" a police spokesperson said.  

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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