Police trying to crack some of the Netherlands’ most puzzling crimes have compiled a ‘cold case calendar’ to be distributed in five prisons.
The calendar features 52 high-profile cases, some of which date back to the 1980s. Police are offering a total of €800,000 in rewards for information that generates fresh leads.
The crimes include the murder of eight-year-old Manon Seijkens, from Helmond, who disappeared in 1995 and was found dead several months later. The longest-running case concerns a 22-year-old woman who was killed in her student flat in Diemen in 1989.
Police hope that the passage of time and changing relationships in the criminal fraternity will encourage witnesses or people with information to come forward.
The full calendar is available to view on the police website.