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Search for answers regarding fate Kris and Lisanne continues

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Press release

Search for answers regarding fate Kris and Lisanne continues

Amersfoort – July 1st, 2014 – Both families are currently preparing the continuation  of the search to Kris and Lisanne. Too many questions remain unanswered for the families to find peace of mind. Too little has been uncovered from Kris and Lisanne to give up the search or to be able to say their farewells. Last week has been extremely emotional and it is very difficult to continue from where we left off. After well considering all things concerned, the answer is clear:

“We will continue the search until it is clear to us what happened to Lisanne and Kris”

We will focus our attention on two different aspects of the search. What exactly happened to Kris and Lisanne and what can we recover from them?

True facts

We want to figure out what exactly happened to them and whether third parties have been involved. The official investigation regarding useful data on the phones and the camera has not yet been finalized. When this is completed, we might be able to say more about what happened and how further investigation will be useful. As indicated by the prosecutor in Panama; Betzaida Pittí, the search will continue as soon as the weather allows it to do so in order to get answers to the many unanswered questions. We are pleased with the help that the Dutch authorities have offered us to get clarity as soon as possible regarding the exact circumstances how Kris and Lisanne went missing.

Everyone will have noticed that the place where things are found is very inhospitable and difficult to reach. We will not, in any way, allow the search teams to get into trouble or put their own lives at risk. Our responsibility in this matter is great. The weather in this area is a complicating factor. Therefore, careful planning with authorities in Panama remains important.

Compassion

The parents of Kris and Lisanne want to express their gratitude to the many people who are showing their kind support, are signing the condolence registry, send cards and email us. “It‘s overwhelming to notice how so many people think of us in these times of trouble. It is touching to see that so many in Amersfoort and beyond express their sympathy.” The parents are considering organizing an event to reflect on this drastic event. As soon as there are more details to share regarding such an event we will post this on our website and communicate it via the media.

The parents want to thank the media that have helped to bring attention to the loss of Kris and Lisanne and kept doing so during the search. They will keep the media informed regarding future actions and results. They hope the attention from the media will continue until there is more clarity as to what happened. They invite the press to refrain from speculation and to stick to the facts.

Please contact the spokesperson of both families Froon and Kremers for any questions regarding this press release, Nikki van Passel +31 (0)6 300 430 40

First results DNA research confirm DNA from Lisanne Froon

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First results DNA research confirm DNA from Lisanne Froon.

Amersfoort – 23th of June 2014 – Both families of Kris and Lisanne want to share the fact that DNA research has proven a DNA match for Lisanne Froon regarding discoveries made in the riverbed in Panama. At this point in time, further research is being done and is not yet conclusive on a DNA match for Kris Kremers.

Ongoing investigation

We will announce any progress in the ongoing investigations as soon as possible. Furthermore, the search will be continued where both families are concerned.

Request for restraint

The families request the media to do their jobs with with some restraint and respect to prevent unnecessary grieve for families and loved ones.

The impact these developments have is tremendous. Families want to be left in peace to process the news and request anyone to take that into consideration.

Please contact the spokesperson of both families Froon and Kremers for any questions regarding this press release, Nikki van Passel +31 (0)6 300 430 40

Families ask to be left in peace and some retraint in media coverage

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Press Release

The Families of Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon ask the media to be left in peace and some restrain in their publishing.

Amersfoort – 20th of June, 2014 -The families of Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon announced today that DNA results may take longer than initially expected. Definitive results will probably not come back from the laboratory until after this weekend. After finding the backpack and other personal belongings from Lisanne and Kris, both families strongly hold into account that the discoveries made, actually are regarding both missing girls. Based on the the results and further investigation we will decide how to proceed. For now, we will let the ‘official’ channels do their job and we request the media to verify any information coming from their investigation with those agencies directly.

Shocking details

The last few days, families are being confronted with publications containing personal details, possibly from Kris and Lisanne however this can not be determined for a solid 100% at this point in time. Pictures and other details are very hard to bare, not just for both families but as well for friends and any other people involved in this case.

Request for restraint

The media has taken a great interest in this case during the months in which the families where searching for Kris and Lisanne and they have shown a lot of commitment which is greatly appreciated by both families. Families are aware of the fact that broadcasting news is inevitable. The families request the media to do their jobs with with some restraint and respect to prevent unnecessary grieve for families and loved ones.

Although at this time we cannot be sure that the discoveries involve Kris and Lisanne, the impact these developments have is big. Families want to be left in peace to process the news and request anyone to take that into consideration.

Please contact the spokesperson of both families Froon and Kremers for any questions following this press release, Nikki van Passel +31 (0)6 300 430 40

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Breakthrough investigation Panama. Mobile phones, insurance card and Camera from Kris and Lisanne located

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Breakthrough investigation Panama. Mobile phones, insurance card and Camera from Kris and Lisanne located.

Amersfoort – June 14th, 2014 – Since yesterday afternoon investigators in Panama have been trying to verify information that came to their attention via a ‘tip’ regarding the discovery of the mobile phones, an insurance card and a digital camera belonging to Kris and Lisanne. The items where found in or near a river at about 8 hours walking distance from Boquete.

Indian found backpack

A man who was planting rice along the riverside with his wife discovered the backpack as they went inside the water to cool down. They where aware of the fact that Lisanne and Kris where missing from Boquete and the recognised their name on the insurance card. They immediately contacted their neighbour from Boquete who alerted the local authorities. A helicopter took off from Boquete with on board Officer of Justice Betzaida Pittí and from that moment on things got quiet. Because of the continuously bad weather conditions the team got disconnected from the people on the ground. It was only Saturday just before noon the team was able to reach the department of justice in David.

Pressconference

In the meantime there has been a short press-conference in which Betzaida Pittí has shared more information regarding their findings. We will share more details .

Comment families

Both families reacted to the news with great expectations from within The Netherlands and are hopeful about this first actual ‘lead’ in the mysterious disappearance of Lisanne and Kris since the beginning of April. The investigation can continue from this point forward.

Please contact the spokesperson of both families Froon and Kremers for any questions following this press release, Nikki van Passel +31 (0)6 300 430 40

Families missing Kris and Lisanne are working together with new assigned prosecutor in Panama.

Posted by on 11:09 pm in News, Panama, Press Release | 0 comments

Families missing Kris and Lisanne are working together with new assigned prosecutor in Panama.

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Families missing Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon are working together closely with new assigned prosecutor in Panama.

Boquete, Panama – May 18th, 2014 - Tonight the family of Lisanne will participated in a silent march organized for Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers by local citizens. By organizing this march, the people of Boquete (Panama) want to express their deepest sympathies and show the families how much they are affected by the loss of both Kris and Lisanne. Only moments prior to the beginning of the march, the family held a press-conference stating how much they appreciate the heartfelt support of the Panamanian people. In addition, the families indicated that the good cooperation with the Panamanian authorities will be even more intensified from this point forward. New assigned prosecutor, Betzaida Pitti was added to the ongoing investigation only two days ago. She is more specialized in cases which may be criminal related.

The families Froon and Kremers, currently staying in Boquete, are very impressed by the the willingness to cooperate and the commitment of resources by the Panamanian authorities. The family made a compelling statement asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of their daughters, to come forward and report what they know.

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Pictures © Jerome van Passel

Large reward golden tip!

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Foundation ‘Find Kris & Lisanne started to receive funding to set-up new actions

The Foundation “Find Kris and Lisanne” went live as of Friday, April 25th. As of that date, it is possible to transfer donations to account number: NL92INGB0006527919. Donations will enable their parents to develop new search opportunities and activities, so that they can finally embrace their daughters and get them back. Although both families are still very satisfied with the way in which the authorities are active in their case, it was decided to place large billboards in the area of the Panamanian city where the girls have been staying , hoping to draw more and retain attention to the disappearance case . Additionally, there’s a reward of US $30.000,- offered to anyone who should come forward with any concrete information. This is a substantial rise in the reward amounts, since the families are increasingly under the assumption there’s a possibility of criminal intent. This is in contrast to their initial thoughts that the two women may simply be lost. Additionally, local contacts are circulating new posters and flyers to motivate residents to continue the search. Through these actions, the parents hope that the golden tip will soon arrive, and that their daughters will be found. Finally, they emphasize that they are grateful for the involvement of everyone, and will make maximum use of the donations in order to accomplish the desired result.