In 1975, the first pilot of the search Requested of her: Marjo Winkens, the girl that in that year suddenly was gone. She was seventeen when she left on a was to the fair in the Dutch town of Sittard went, fun was, back home, wanted to return. In the area where she disappeared were all sorts of bits and pieces of her found: the borrowed motor bike on which she rode, the helmet she wore, pieces of clothing and her travel bag. But despite all the clues, were the parents of Marjo without their only child is ever found. the
Now, there is almost no one can recall who Marjo was and how they could be. Yet it seems there is now a breakthrough. A tip led the police to a garden and a plot in the Dutch-Limburg Beesel, where the body of Marjo buried. Today was a first soil analysis place, which may eventually lead in the coming days dug. “It tickles,’ says Cold Case detective Bob Willemse on the breakthrough.
Willemse was Marjo's case the past few years, always in his visor. And now it would ever touch. The tip has been studied extensively, after this at the end of 2017. Willemse: “Because the vegetation was only in the spring to be sought. So we chose to do it now.’
As vlamt hope, the man who as one of the last of the research to Marjo keeps alive. Marjo's aunt Carla, who after the death of Marjo’s parents had to do a clarification to enforce, there is now also no more. So died with aunt Carla and the promise that they Marjo's parents on their deathbed had done, in order to ensure that Marjo would not be forgotten. The photo that the police yesterday used to show to those who now so eagerly being sought is a grainy black and white image that belongs to one of the oldest cold case affairs in the Netherlands. If Marjo had still been alive, she was now 61.
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