Dutch police investigating the disappearance and death of schoolboy Nicky Verstappen in 1998 say their prime suspect has been arrested in Spain.
Jos Brech was identified as a suspect after the Netherlands’ biggest ever DNA harvesting operation, which included his relatives.It gave police a vital clue linking him to DNA on Nicky Verstappen’s clothes. Extradition proceedings for the former scout master are under way.Jos B, 55, a suspect in the death of Nicky Verstappen was arrested in Spain on Sunday afternoon.
He was taken into custody and will be handed over to the Netherlands, said a statement from police in Limburg, the southern Dutch province where the boy disappeared.
The arrest follows a public appeal last week, during which detectives shared photographs of the suspect. A witness recognized the man in the photos and sent a tip-off to police.