A second round of DNA testing on bones discovered in Panama’s Bocas del Toro region confirms the death of Kris Kremers, a Dutch tourist who had been missing for almost three months. This finding comes days after authorities confirmed the remains of travel partner Lisanne Froon.
According to a statement released by the families, who have been searching for the girls since their disappearance on April 1, an investigation into the causes of death will continue.
“It’s a dark chapter in which many questions still linger that cloud the fatal outcome of Kris and Lisanne,” read the release. “There’s only one way to find answers for this family, that’s to continue the investigation,” it said.
Progress in the search came after a backpack with possessions from Ms. Kremers and Ms. Froon was found in the jungle near the Río Culubre last week. Investigators later found the girls’ hiking boots and their remains in the area. Panamanian authorities have said they do not yet have a list of any suspects but will investigate if a crime occurred.
The jungle region in which the girls were found is just southeast of Limón province. However, they were last seen alive in the village Boquete of the western province of Chiriquí. Panamá.