Father faces charges as missing family turns up
14 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — A Dutch family missing since August has been found in Germany, the police in Utrecht said.
14 November 2005
AMSTERDAM — A Dutch family missing since August has been found in Germany, the police in Utrecht said.
German police officers found Henk and Anneke Kas and their four daughters, aged 10 to 15, in a rented car near Munich on Sunday.
The family disappeared from their home in Zeist, near Utrecht, on 11 August after the father's driving school business went bankrupt and an attempt was made to set fire to the house.
The family had rented a car which was supposed to be returned to the car rental company by 13 August.
The four daughters were due to be placed under the supervision of social services in August. The parents' two sons, now 16 and 17, had earlier been placed in the care of the child welfare agency SGJ.
The police issued an appeal for information about the whereabouts of the family on 13 September. Several anonymous tips and sightings were reported, some referring to Germany.
The German police detained Henk Kas on suspicion of fraud and attempted arson. The mother and children spent Sunday night in a hostel. All are said to be in good health.
Two detectives from Utrecht are to travel to Germany to bring the woman and her daughters home to the Netherlands. They are expected to arrive back on Tuesday.
An application has been lodged for the extradition of Henk Kas and he should be back in custody in the Netherlands within a week.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news