In September 1999, a person on a ship close to Amsterdam got here throughout an industrial waste container floating within the Gaasp River. He introduced it to shore, acknowledged the odor he smelled from his years as a fireman and alerted police.
Inside, they found the body of a young woman believed to be between 18 and 35 years previous. She was slightly below 5-foot-3, with darkish brown hair, and she or he most likely had been shot useless that summer season.
Her physique, nonetheless in a darkish, knitted jumper and turtleneck, was partially encased in concrete.
She “could have had partially Asian roots,” mentioned police, who imagine she most definitely grew up in Germany, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, the Netherlands or different neighboring international locations in Western Europe.
Police discovered males’s clothes, together with a white jacket with a emblem sewn over a scorch mark, stuffed into the identical container. It appeared luggage of detergent could have been used to overwhelm the container.