Police get 200 tip-offs for 22 unidentified murdered women

Police have had more than 200 tip-offs about unidentified women murdered in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

It comes a week after the three countries launched a campaign with global policing agency Interpol to find the names of 22 women, whose bodies were discovered between 1976 and 2019.

It is the first time Interpol has gone public with a list seeking information about unidentified bodies.

Police said the women “deserve to get their names back”.

“The information we are receiving now gives us hope for several cases. Every tip can make a difference for the next of kin of the victims,” said Dutch police official Martin de Wit.

Police said they were following up on 122 potentially useful tip-offs for the cases in Germany, 55 in Belgium and 51 in the Netherlands.

Information they have received so far includes possible names of victims, and potential leads about clothing and jewellery the women were wearing.

The so-called black notices released as part of the Operation Identify…

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