American extradited to NL in 17-yr-outdated cold scenario murder investigation

A police picture of the criminal offense scene in 2003

A 60-calendar year-previous American male has been extradited to the Netherlands in connection with the murder of a prostitute in Amsterdam’s Bijlmerpark 17 yrs back.

The person was despatched back again to the Netherlands final week and was remanded in custody on Friday.

Yvette Looijs was killed in November 2003 and her system dumped in the park in the south east of the city. Looijs, who was 42, was a drug addict and lived a ‘transient’ life in the district of Zuidoost, the place she also traded sex for revenue, police say.

The suspect, acknowledged as Matthew and from New York, is believed to have been her final consumer and is claimed to have instructed other folks that he had overwhelmed her up and still left her in the park. Just one witness at the time said Matthew had a ‘lot of revenue in his pockets’.

Endeavours by a tv criminal offense exhibit a yr later unsuccessful to track down him.

In 2017, detectives doing work on an additional cold situation came across ‘new information’ which led to the suspect. He returned to the US immediately after living in the Netherlands for a handful of several years.

Police say in a assertion they are happy the man has been extradited but that quite a few concerns even now remain about what took place in the park. ‘We would talk to everyone to have a excellent feel and see if they know any much more about the situation,’ the assertion explained. ‘All details is welcome, even soon after 17 several years.’

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