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A survival expert arrested near Barcelona over the brutal 1998 rape and killing of a young Dutch boy after one of the most extensive murder investigations to date in the Netherlands agreed on Monday to be extradited from Spain.
Spanish police arrested Joseph Brech, 55, on Sunday afternoon in a mountainous area near the town of Castelltercol some 50km from Barcelona while he was going out to cut wood.
The article goes on to state the following:
The authorities believe Brech – an experienced mountain climber who had scaled Mount Everest – killed eleven-year-old Nicky Verstappen who vanished two decades ago on August 9 at a summer camp in southern Limburg province, near the German border. Brech had worked at the camp at the time, according to Spanish police.
Verstappen’s body was found a day after his disappearance close to the campsite, with authorities later confirming he had been sexually abused before his death.
Police at the time mounted a massive search closely followed by Dutch media and the public, but the killer remained on the loose – until advanced DNA testing earlier this year led officers to Brech.
📹Así hemos detenido en #Barcelona a uno de los hombres más buscados por Holanda desde hace más de 20 años.
Presunto autor de la agresión sexual y asesinato de un niño de 11 años y experto en supervivencia, ha sido localizado en un monte cercano a Castellterçol. #EstamosPorTi pic.twitter.com/Iru8aS5hw3
— Policía Nacional (@policia) August 27, 2018
Dutch DNA dragnet of 1,500 ppl connected to 20-yr-old cold case crime scene of murdered boy (a final hail Mary) turns up nothing, but one guy who failed to test disappears, stoking suspicion. DNA match w/ hair in his brush fingers the murderer. (Grdian) https://t.co/XOksCBfbWi
— Steven Ashley (@steveashleyplus) August 27, 2018
— lost stan (@crriefisher) August 27, 2018
Is this Jos Brech🇳🇱 15 april 2018 dancing by ZAD?
— Maarten Kaskens (@Maarten_Kaskens) August 23, 2018
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