Capelle aan den IJssel – For a while it seemed that the brutal murder of Knut Rietveld from Capelle (55) would no longer be solved. However, the AD reports a breakthrough in the case, as a result of which a 30-year-old man in Switzerland was arrested by the police there.
Breakthrough in Knut’s murder thanks to DNA
The gruesome murder took place last May, when Knut was found in his flat by friends. He was badly beaten up and the police wanted to do everything they could to track down the perpetrator(s). At the time, a trace of DNA was secured, but it was not yet possible to make a profile of it. Due to the persistence of the involved detectives and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), this was finally possible last month.
Match in Switzerland
The profile now showed a ‘hit’, or match, with a man who had been arrested by the police in Switzerland for another offense. His DNA ended up in a database, which eventually ended up with Knut’s case. It would be a man with no fixed place of residence or abode.
The Netherlands has requested his extradition.