Remains found in luggage of Dutch journalist belonged to a victim of MH17 flight, - prosecutor’s office

Source : 112 Ukraine

Relatives of the victim have already been informed
10:53, 14 January 2017

Object which was found in the baggage of Dutch journalist detained at the "Schiphol" airport (Netherlands), and looked like human remains, turned out to be a human bone based on the results of forensic examination. In the course of a DNA test it was revealed that it belongs to one of deceased passengers of Boeing-777, which was on MH17 flight and was shot down in Donetsk region by the Russian system "Buk" on July 17, 2014. The identity of this passenger was established in 2014.

This was reported by the Prosecutor's Office of the Netherlands.

Relatives of the victim have already been informed, the report said.

Another fragment seized from the journalist was also investigated, but it turned out to be irrelevant to the criminal investigation.

It was reported that the journalist refused to cooperate with the police, whose representatives asked him to provide video and photo materials that could shed light on the place where carried fragments were found. In point of this fact, media storage was removed by the police, the prosecutor's office said in the statement.

Contrary to Russian media, the journalist and his companion were not arrested, the prosecutor’s office emphasized.

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