THE HAGUE – There will be a silent journey for the woman who was murdered in the Scheveningen Woods on 4 May. A number of dog walkers want to commemorate 56-year-old Etsuko Saturday afternoon in the forest where she was killed. “This woman was so kind to her disabled dog Max, she deserves a quiet trip,” says one of the organizers, who does not want her name in the media.

The death of the Japanese woman touched her enormously, which is why she came up with the idea of a silent journey. “She wasn’t my friend or acquaintance, but in the forest we are all related. I have been walking there for ten years with my shepherd with a hip prosthesis. We sometimes had a chat, because her dog was also handicapped. ”

The 56-year-old woman was found dead on May 4th in the Scheveningse Bosjes where she walked her two dogs daily. Her dog Max had paralyzed hind legs and walked with a walker. Last week,   27-year-old Thijs H. of The Hague was arrested for the murder of Etsuko. He is also suspected of the murder of two people on Brunssummerheide in Limburg.

Struck and anxious

“I am  excited and anxious by what happened. I recently walked through the Scheveningen Forest and then a young boy out of the bushes. Yes you can, but you are shocked, ” the woman says. She is going to hang flyers in the forest that contain all of the information about the silent journey. People who want to walk can come to the sandy plain in the Scheveningen Woods on Saturday 18 May at 3.15 p.m.

written by Anniek Enthoven
Police and court reporter

5.15.19 pac