Willeke Dost: foster mother and brother released

Willeke Dost

Willeke Dost

The woman and man arrested in the Willeke Dost case have been released. Herna Mulder was the foster mother and Bart is her son. Willeke Dost lived with the Mulder family before she disappeared in 1992.

There is no evidence so far that they are responsible for Willeke’s death but they remain suspects in this case. However, since no solid proof of murder was found they had to be released. A note in which Willeke wrote about abuse were cause for the prosecution to re-open the cold case.

Digging equipment will remain on the farm in Koekange and further investigative strategies are being contemplated.

On January 15, 1992, Willeke left her foster parents’ farm early in the morning by bike. After that, she vanished. Willeke’s biological parents died in a fatal car crash in 1976 when Willeke was an infant. She was temporarily placed with her grandmother but grew up in various foster families until in 1986; she was placed with the foster family in Koekange. They already had a daughter and two sons. There is no information whether the daughter or the other son were arrested as well or their whereabouts.

A week before she disappeared, Willeke allegedly told a girlfriend, Geke Crediet, that she was pregnant, according to Geke’s mother who repeated that statement on national television in 2004. Her foster father denied that that statement held any truth. He has since passed away. The Dutch article is here.

On January 15, 1992, Willeke Dost (15) left her foster parents’ farm early in the morning by bike. Willeke’s parents died in a fatal car crash in 1976 when Willeke was an infant. She was temporarily placed with her grandmother but grew up in various foster families until in 1986; she was placed with the foster family in Koekange. They already had a daughter and two sons. Willeke is presumed dead. In 1992, the theory was that most likely Willeke had run away but now police think that she was murdered shortly after she disappeared. They believe that the original crime scene is near the foster parents’ farm. Despite excavations in 2010 at the farm, the case remains unsolved.