PHILIPSBURG–An autopsy performed on the badly decomposed body of the unidentified corpse found in Dawn Beach on April 29 has confirmed that a crime was committed.
Prosecutor Tineke Kamps told The Daily Herald late last night that although the body was in an advanced stage of decomposition the Dutch Forensic Institute, which conducted the autopsy in the Netherlands on Wednesday, had managed to confirm that a crime had taken place. Kamps declined to give details of the probable cause of death. The autopsy also showed that the body was that of a male.
While the identity of the victim is still unknown, the autopsy also confirmed that the victim had a petite physique. The victim had a length of about 165 to 170 metres and was wearing size 32 jeans. He was also wearing size eight working booths. The victim’s race could not be ascertained last night, but this information is expected to be provided in the coming days. The Prosecutor’s Office received the findings of the autopsy on Friday.
Authorities are still seeking the public’s help in identifying the victim. Kamps said anyone missing a person fitting the description of the victim should contact the police. Any witnesses to the crime also should contact the police.
Kamps said it would be very difficult to investigate the crime without knowing the identity and surroundings of the victim. Anyone with information can contact the Police Force or the police tip line tel. 9300.