Man arrested after 17-year-old found dead after Grindr date

Orlando Boldewijn. Photo:

A 27-year-old man from The Hague has been arrested in connection with the death of a teenager who went missing on a Grindr date.

The body of 17-year-old Orlando Boldewijn was found in a canal in Ypenburg, near The Hague, in February, a week after he was last seen alive. Orlando, from Rotterdam, had arranged to meet two men via the gay dating app on the night he went missing.

The Telegraaf named the 27-year-old suspect as Roy B. and reported that he often took dates out on his fishing boat in Ypenburg. Police refused to confirm his identity but said Orlando had been on board a boat which was confiscated as part of the investigation.

Divers recovered his body after receiving an anonymous tip-off from the Meld Misdaad Anoniem hotline. Earlier Orlando’s friends had appealed through the media for information after he had not been seen for a week.

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