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Amsterdam police reveal identity of daycare owner killer

Update: Amsterdam, Aug. 24, 2009 — Amsterdam police has revealed the identity of the person they suspect in the murder of an Amsterdam daycare center owner.

The person they are looking for is 41-year-old Nevzat Koyak. Koyak was born in Turkey, and is in the Netherlands illegally.

According to police he is addicted to drugs and alcohol and he does not have a permanent place of residence.

Police say the man is dangerous and unpredictable.

Police are offering an award of €5.000 for a tip that results to the man’s arrest.

The police tip-line is 0800-6070. You can also call anonymously to 0800-7000

Earlier report:

Amsterdam, Aug. 24, 2009 — Amsterdam police know the identity of the person who two weeks ago fatally stabbed a daycare owner at a parking lot outside her business.

The alleged murderer’s identity and photograph will be revealed tonight on local and national TV stations, when police will ask the public for information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts.

A police spokesperson did not yet wish to reveal whether the suspect and the victim knew each other.

33-year-old Arzu Erbas, who came to Holland 13 years ago from Turkey to study pedagogy, was stabbed after closing her daycare center in the late afternoon of August 11. She died of her wounds later that day at a local hospital.

At the time police said a possible motive could include anything from robbery to a so-called ‘honor killing.’ More than 20 detectives are working on the case.

Erbas was buried in Turkey on Aug. 14. — DutchAmsterdam.nl

Last updated CET (Central European Time)

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