UM-0108 / UM-0109

On March 4, 1997, the bodies of two deceased men were found in the cocoa harbor of Amsterdam (near Amerikahaven), in the hold of the ship ‘Christina J’. The ship was transporting cocoa beans from Ivory Coast, Africa. The name ‘Kingstown’ was also printed on the outside of the ship.

Research has shown that the men are not related to each other.

  • Date found: March 4, 1997
  • Place found: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Race: African, probably Ivory Coast
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 20-30
  • Age other person: 40-50
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks: Unknown
  • Estimated Date of Dead: Unknown
  • Clothing: Unknown
  • Jewelry: Both wore chains and amulets with, among other things, cowrie shells (papa-moni).
  • Personal Items: In one of the men’s underwear was a package sewn in containing banknotes from the Bank of West Africa, used in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
  • Dentals: Unknown
  • Fingerprints: Unknown
  • DNA: Unknown
If you have any information please contact
  • Agency: Politie Nederland
  • Phone Number: +31 34 357 8844
  • Case Number: JM178JM41040397
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