Arrest made in van der Kouwe case

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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]

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  • Jolie posted:

    on 26th September 2008, 15:00:46 - Reply

    My prayers are with this girl