Tanja Groen disappeared on the night of August 31, 1993 after cycling from a student association party in the center of Maastricht to her room in the village of Gronsveld. She never got there. The matter has still not been clarified.
To force a breakthrough, crime journalist Peter R. de Vries founded the Gouden Tip foundation. The crime journalist, who died in July after being shot, hoped to raise one million euros through crowdfunding. That amount was offered for the golden tip in the missing person case.
Police team active daily
More than five months later, the crowdfunding counter stands at more than 1.4 million euros, and hundreds of tips have flown in to the foundation. The daughter of Peter R. de Vries, Kelly, took over the gavel of the foundation after the death of her father. “His struggle, his legacy and his great desire to bring Tanja home to her parents lives on. And that’s why we continue. On, to make this Tanja’s year.”
A spokesperson for the judiciary confirms to the Limburg broadcaster that the investigation into the disappearance of Tanja Groen is still being worked on, partly on the basis of tips from the foundation. “This investigation is not standing still. Police employees are always working on this investigation. The team is actively checking the tips every day.”