Body of missing Sam found in Leidsevaart

The family of Sam Hooftman (17) from Overveen confirms that Sam has passed away. His body was found Friday afternoon in the Leidsevaart in Haarlem.

On the spot where Sam Hooftman’s body was found, the number of flowers in memory of the boy grows every hour. The 17-year-old from Overveen disappeared in the night from Wednesday to Thursday. Police conducted a search on Friday in which a body was found. This turned out to be Sam’s body. He left Heemstede in the night from Wednesday to Thursday at 0.40 am. He has been missing ever since.

“The nightmare has become reality,” the family wrote.  We want to express our incredible thanks to everyone who has helped us and supported us. Now we want to say goodbye to Sam in peace and we hope you respect our privacy.”

Sam’s family, what a terrible loss. We wish you a lot of strength with this grief.

[Source: Noord-Hollands Dagblad]

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