The unsolved murder of 16-year-old Marianne Vaatstra in 1999 is a step nearer to being solved after forensic experts examined her rucksack, the Telegraaf reports today. Independent experts brought in by the girl’s father to look at the bag say it may have been the murder weapon, the paper reports.
The rucksack was found next to the girl’s body but was never subjected to scientific analysis for traces. Instead, it was returned to her family.
Vaatstra was strangled and her body dumped in a field near Veenkloster in Friesland. Despite dna checks on hundreds of men, her killer was never found.
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