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Death of Nicole van den Hurk
Thu, 2017-Aug-10 02:07 UTC
Length - 2:30
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With 577,636 views on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 our article of the day is Death of Nicole van den Hurk.
The death of Nicole van den Hurk occurred between 6 October and 22 November 1995 in the Dutch province of North Brabant. Fifteen-year-old Nicole van den Hurk (4 July 1980 – c. 6 October 1995) disappeared on 6 October 1995 on her way to Woensel shopping centre in Eindhoven, where she was working a holiday job. Following a search for her by the police in and around the area, her corpse was found in the woods between Mierlo and Lierop on 22 November, six-and-a-half weeks after her disappearance.
After being closed in 1996, the case was re-opened in March 2011 after Van den Hurk's stepbrother Andy confessed to killing her. He was released a month later due to a lack of evidence and later retracted his confession, saying he made it to get Nicole's body exhumed. After the remains were exhumed in September 2011, DNA linked the crime to a man identified as Jos de G., who was arrested in January 2014. Charged with rape and manslaughter, De G. was acquitted of manslaughter but found guilty of rape in November 2016, and was sentenced to five years' imprisonment.
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