Dutch police find body of abducted four-year-old Belgian boy

18/1/2022 2:59:00 AM

Dutch police find body of abducted four-year-old Belgian boy

https://str.sg/wQaZTHE HAGUE (AFP) - Dutch police late on Monday (Jan 17) discovered the body of a Belgian child, whose disappearance five days ago sparked a massive search spanning two countries.The body of four-year-old Dean Verberckmoes was found in the southern Dutch Zeeland province after a man was arrested elsewhere in the Netherlands earlier during the day, the police said.

"We thank everybody who helped and are sending condolences to his family," they added.The police said the body was discovered at Neeltje Jans, an island that forms part of the Oosterschelde flood barrier and is popular with Dutch tourists.Police earlier on Monday also sent out a so-called Amber Alert - issued in child abduction cases - with the description of the toddler and a picture.

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