RECONSTRUCTION. Murdered banker’s family is left with questions; beautician hardly expands anything | Antwerp
Antwerp/BerchemHow did the murdered private banker DV (58) end up with the 46-year-old beautician Kathleen H. from Borgerhout? The Antwerp judicial court to get more clarity during a reconstruction, but Kathleen H. kept the boat off. She can barely do anything. “To the great sadness of the victim’s family,” says lawyer Nina Van Eeckhaut, who assists DV’s partner.
The facts go back to Friday, September 3, 2021. The 58-year-old DV was then found murdered in a bankrupt beauty salon on the Stenenbrug in Borgerhout. The manageress Kathleen H. had found the man, with whom she has no relationship, dead there.
It is unclear how DV died. Initial investigations suggested the origin of strangulation, but suspect Kathleen H. said she had little recollection of what had happened in her beauty salon. Drugs and a lot of alcohol were found. The woman stated that she had made an appointment that Friday afternoon near her home on the Fruithoflaan in Berchem. There, DV, who was a private banker at Belfius, picked her up in his BMW Convertible.
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Spokesperson Kristof Aerts of the Antwerp public prosecutor’s office: “The investigating judge considered it useful to include the meeting near the gas station in his reconstruction. That is why the Rodeverldlaan in Berchem was closed this morning.” On Wednesday afternoon, the police column moved to the second part of the reconstruction.
Kathleen H. had to show what happened in the beauty salon in an hour-long session. It was not until around 5.30 pm that the investigating judge announced the end of the reconstruction. Without breakthrough. Kathleen H. denies that she killed banker DV. Hair lawyer Jesse Van den Broeck did not want to respond afterwards.
Lawyer Nina Van Eeckhaut, DV’s partner, said: “Despite the relentless implementation of the police, we are left with many questions about what happened on Friday 3 September. That hurts the family a lot.”
The two adult daughters of victim DV from his first relationship were also present at the reconstruction.
During the investigation, Kathleen H. mainly invoked her right to remain silent. They emerged victim to have never met DV before and thus to have no relationship with him.
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