Boele was murdered by a police officer.
12-year-old Dutch girl whose disappearance last week sparked a massive
"Maddie-style" hunt throughout the Netherlands was actually murdered by
a policeman and buried metres from her own home.
26-year-old policeman yesterday admitted to killing schoolgirl Milly
Boele, who lived with her family a few doors down from him in the
southern city of Dordrecht.
Policeman Sander V, who according to Dutch legal tradition has been
identified only by his first name and initial, walked to the police
station and gave himself up.
reportedly admitted to killing Milly and burying her in his backyard,
and police subsequently dug up her body. A motive has not been released,
and it is not yet known if the girl was sexually assaulted.
nationwide search for Milly had been undertaken after she broke off a
phone call to her mother last Wednesday to answer the door.
had not been seen since, and thousands of flyers were posted along
roadsides and at Schiphol international airport.
Online forums dedicated to finding missing UK girl
on the "Milly" cause, convinced the Dutch girl had been abducted.
Three-year-old Madeleine disappeared in Portugal while on holiday with
her parents in 2007