Europe's most wanted par found: Arrested for the 23-year-old murder

the Murder of the 44-year-old businessman Marcus Mitchell way back in 1996 may be close to a decision. Here 23 years later, we succeeded in the police to find

Europe's most wanted par found: Arrested for the 23-year-old murder

the Murder of the 44-year-old businessman Marcus Mitchell way back in 1996 may be close to a decision.

Here 23 years later, we succeeded in the police to find and arrest the pair Jean-Claude Lacote and Hilde van Acker.

The 23. may 1996, Marcus Mitchell shot in the head and neck in a forest in the belgian coastal town of De Haan.

Both Lacote, who is French, and his partner van Acker, who is belgian, was in fact arrested in connection with the case 23 years ago, but they were released again due to lack of evidence.

Since it has been a case, which has been unable to gain his end. It writes the BBC.

It was at a trial in 2011, it was stated that Mitchell had borrowed money with the hope to make a lucrative trade agreement with Lacote. The two perpetrator was remanded in custody in absentia (not present during the domshandlingen, ed.).

Mitchell had been murdered, when he had found out that he had been fuppet of the two men.

Since 2011, both Lacote and van Acker have been on Europol's list of most wanted persons.

But this week stopped it then. The two persons were arrested in the ivory coast the 20. and 21. november. It happened in the city of Abidjan.

in Addition to being accused for the murder has Lacote also been on the flight from south Africa and Lille, France, where he has been convicted of fraud. Van Acker is slated to have helped.

It is not quite clear where the two individuals have stayed throughout the period, while they have been on the run, but south Africa and Brazil are some of the countries listed.

The belgian police commissioner Martin van Steenbrugge tell to the belgian media, that he has been on the hunt for the two throughout his career, and that he especially welcomes Marcus mitchell's widow's behalf as well as his three surviving children.

Updated Date: 23 November 2019, 08:00

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