Joey Hoffman, a 22 year-old Dutch tourist who was holidaying in Turkey and has been missing since July 8, was found dead in the Silifke district of southern Mersin province on Monday.
According to the Doğan news agency, Hoffman’s body was found in a dry streambed near Narlıkuyu by a rescue dog brought from Ankara as more than 80 rescue workers searched for him.
Hoffman’s body was taken to the Silifke State Hospital mortuary after a prosecutor concluded a crime scene investigation. Initial reports said there was no sign of murder; however, police launched an investigation and questioned around 100 people near the scene.
Along with Hoffman, Bjoen Breckers and his wife Sebahat Derya Ün Breckers have also been missing since July 8 after they rented a car to travel around Turkey’s Mediterranean region.
After receiving no news from Hoffman, his brother Robin Hoffman immediately flew to Turkey and reported to local police that the three were missing. (turkishminute.com)