Jasper S. to stand trial for the 1999 murder of Marianne Vaatstra. The trial date is February 27, 2013.
Marianne was sixteen years old when she was found raped and murdered. On September 29, 2012, police began a “DNA relationship testing” in a 5 km radius of the crime scene of approx. 8,000 men. In this study, on a voluntary basis, police studied whether there were people who had a similar chromosomal Y-DNA profile as that of the perpetrator. If so, they could try to find a match with familial DNA to trace the killer.
On November 19, 2012, police announced it had found a match. Jasper S. was arrested. He did not immediately talk to police but within 10 minutes of meeting his lawyer, he told him the truth.
To be continued!
Hat tip to Clouseau for keeping me posted on this case.