Police searching for missing boy find body in Wassenaar woods

Police in Wassenaar searching for a missing 13-year-old boy have found a body in nearby woods, news agency ANP said on Thursday afternoon.

The body is thought to be that of Anass Aouragh, reported missing on Wednesday after he failed to return home after delivering leaflets.

Although police have not confirmed the body is that of Aouragh, the amber alert warning issued on Wednesday evening has been withdrawn.


The boy’s bike was found near the woods where the body was located. According to one report, the body was on the edge of the woods in an area popular with people walking their dogs.

Lessons at the boy’s school, the Adelbert College in Wassenaar, were cancelled on Thursday afternoon.

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