The Jerusalem Post

Dutch crime reporter dies after being shot


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Celebrity Dutch crime reporter Peter R. De Vries has died after being shot last week, Dutch RTL news reported Thursday.

The attack last week on De Vries, 64, had drawn outrage across Europe.

De Vries was a celebrity in the Netherland­s, as both a frequent commentato­r on television crime programs and an expert crime reporter with sources in both law enforcemen­t and the underworld.

“Peter fought till the end but wasn’t able to win this battle. He died surrounded by the people who loved him,” his family said in a statement published by RTL, the network who employed De Vries as crime reporter.

De Vries won an internatio­nal Emmy Award in the current affairs category in 2008 for his work investigat­ing the disappeara­nce of teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005.

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