Body of murdered Dutchman retrieved from septic tank in Mombasa

Body of murdered Dutchman retrieved from septic tank in Mombasa

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Police outside the house of the 77 year-old Dutch citizen who was killed and his body dumped in a septic tank at Nyali, Mombasa. PHOTO: WELDON KEMBOI.

Mombasa, KENYA: Police in Mombasa on Teusday retrieved a body of a dutch citizen in a septic tank, who had gone missing  early January this year.

The body of the deceased identified as Jacobus Van Der Goes, 77-year-old Holland retiree,  was retrieved by experts flown from CID headquarters in Nairobi together with their counterparts in Mombasa.

The body of the deceased who also holds a Kenyan passport, was wrapped in a mattress. Murder weapons; Clobber and a hammer were also found inside the septic tank.

Regional CID boss Pius Macharia who was leading the team, said the body of the deceased was in bad condition ruling that he might have been murdered before his body was dumped in a septic tank.

The CID boss said the family of the deceased in Hollland lost in touch with their keen prompting them to travel to Kenya, where they reported the matter at Nyali police station.

The gardener who was at the compound of the deceased, was earlier arrested and found to have made cash withdrawals from Equity Bank in Mombasa and Kericho branches using the victim’s ATM cards.

“He was convicted to serve a two-and-half-year jail term at Shimo la Tewa maximum prison,” said Mr Macharia.

The CID boss further said investigations were launched leading to arrest of two more suspects, who led the investigators to where the body of the deceased was.

Police believed the suspects might have colluded in killing the deceased.

“I cannot disclose where the suspects are,but we arrested them in the course of the week. We arrested the two with the deceased motor vehicle somewhere in Mombasa,” added the CID Boss.

He further added that further analysis of DNA was to be carried out after the family of the deceased arrived in the country from Holland.

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The body was taken to Coast General hospital morgue.