The person who has something to do with the death of 55-year-old Karin Grijpstra may be from the vicinity of the Frisian town of Cornjum. The police have broadcast on Tuesday evening Investigation Requested two scenarios explained.
The animal clinic employee’s body was found February 23 in a ditch near her home. “The overall trace image now indicates a crime,” the police said, although an accident is not entirely ruled out.
In the night of February 22-23, Grijpstra let the new puppy of the family, consisting of her husband and two daughters, out. She was used to staying up late. Because she died in a quiet area at night, the police consider two options.
“The first possibility is that the perpetrator was aware of Karin’s activities and lifestyle and had awaited and attacked her at night. Extensive investigations did not reveal any indications that the victim might have been in conflict with anyone,” said the officers.
The second scenario is that the woman had a chance meeting and it got out of hand. “In both cases there is a good chance that the perpetrator must be someone from the environment.” The police are looking for people who know a little more. It is possible that someone was away that night when there is no explanation or that clothing has been thrown away. “It can be subtle signals.”
Dog back home on its own
The puppy walked back home alone that night, where Grijpstra’s husband found him at the door that morning. Relatives and friends were called and a search followed. Her body was found by one of the daughters.
The partner of Grijpstra says in the program that he does not understand why his wife was killed. “In such a quiet village where nothing ever happens.” Four hundred people live in Cornjum.