Donny M., 22, confessed during a police interrogation to being involved in the kidnapping and death of little Gino. According to regional television L1, the man’s DNA was also found on the boy’s scooter.
The suspect will appear in court on September 14. He is charged with murder, kidnapping and possession of child pornography.
Gino disappeared on June 1 in Kerkrade in the Dutch province of Limburg, near the German border, where he had been staying for two weeks with his 32-year-old sister because his mother was sick. The child’s body was found three days later in Geleen.