Survival expert held in Spain over 1998 murder of Dutch boy, 11

Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy arrested after mass DNA testing

Brech has been detained in Spain pending his transfer to the Netherlands.

Verstappen's body was found a day after his disappearance close to the camp site, with authorities later confirming he had been sexually abused before his death.

A survival expert who was the main suspect in the killing of an 11-year-old boy 20 years ago has been arrested.

He was arrested after a member of the public recognised him from a media appeal earlier this month, tipping off police.

In May 2017, Dutch police launched a mass DNA testing campaign in Limburg to try to finally identify the alleged perpetrator.

Spanish police on Monday escorted the suspect to a tribunal in the city of Granollers where he will be interviewed by video conference by judges from Madrid's High Court, which decides on extradition requests, a spokeswoman for Catalonia's High Court of Justice told AFP.

Spanish police were tipped off by a 48-year-old Dutchman who said he had seen him in the village of Castelltercol, an hour's drive north of Barcelona, and spoken to him in July.

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Dutch detectives said the suspect's DNA matched traces on the body and clothing of Nicky Verstappen, who was found dead on August 10, 1998 near a summer camp in the Dutch countryside from which he had gone missing the previous night.

Brech was arrested "thanks to a witness who recognized him after seeing his picture in the media in recent days" investigators added, hailing the "good co-operation" with the Spanish police. In 2013, a Dutch prosecutor ordered two new DNA sampling investigations: the voluntary sampling of Dutchmen based on familial profiling, and the obligatory sampling of 1500 men of special interest to the case.

Police distributed photos of Brech on Wednesday, saying that his DNA matches samples taken from the clothes of the murdered child.

Now the prime suspect in his murder is in custody in Spain, and a European arrest warrant issued last week is expected to facilitate his return to the country where the grotesque crime was committed.

He had travelled to the Vosges area of eastern France last autumn and was reported missing by his family in April.

'We found traces of DNA on his personal belongings.

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