Dutch police: Minister's death likely a crime

AP News
|
Posted: Feb 13, 2014 7:06 AM

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch police investigating the death of former health minister Els Borst — a key champion of euthanasia rights — say she was likely the victim of a crime.

Borst's body was found in her garage by friends on Monday evening.

In a statement, Utrecht police said her autopsy showed that the 81-year-old Borst had died of an injury.

They said "(That), in combination with investigation of the scene, show that it's most likely Ms. Borst died as the result of a crime."

Dutch police are investigating and have asked the public for information about who she may have seen lately.

Recommended
What Is John Brennan Hiding?
Sheriff David Clarke (Ret.)

Borst served as the Dutch health minister from 1994-2002. She oversaw the legalization of euthanasia in the Netherlands, a law that was strongly criticized by conservative and religious groups.