Mieke Oort: Massachusetts woman killed by Tinder date who put GPS device on her bike

The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Thomas R, had reportedly placed a GPS device on her bike when she began dating an ex-boyfriend again


                            Mieke Oort: Massachusetts woman killed by Tinder date who put GPS device on her bike
Mieke Oort, who was studying at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, was murdered on Sunday morning, March 6 (Mieke Oort/Facebook)
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A Massachusetts woman, 21, was stabbed to death by a Tinder date-turned-stalker in the Netherlands, where she was studying. Mieke Oort, who was studying at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, was murdered on Sunday morning, March 6, in her apartment in Leeuwarden.

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The Dutch suspect, identified as 27-year-old Thomas R, had reportedly placed a GPS device on her bike when she began dating an ex-boyfriend again. Thomas has been arrested for Oort's murder

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“She was my baby sister. We don’t really know how to cope with it,” Mieke’s sister Danique Oort told WCVB. “She had just so much more to give and she had a lot of love for everyone. “She was the sweetest, strongest woman I knew. She really just put everyone else before her. Everyone,” Danique added.

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"He put a tracker on her bike because in the Netherlands, you bike everywhere," Danique Oort said. "Right now, we're just trying to process this whole situation and really say our goodbyes, and make the necessary arrangements that we'll have to do." Two men, 25 and 30, were also injured in the stabbing that killed Oort. 

The sister claimed that the suspect also ignited a fire in the apartment where Oort was killed. Winchester's Oort traveled to the Netherlands in 2020 to enroll in the university. She graduated rom Winchester High School the year before. 

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Thomas a resident of Leek, fled by car but was arrested near Leer, Germany. He was turned in by his parents. “As soon as the suspect is in the Netherlands, he will be taken into custody and will be interrogated,” Netherlands police reportedly said.

In another incident late last year where a jealous lover turned violent, off-duty New York City Police Department cop Yvonne Wu allegedly shot her ex-girlfriend at a Brooklyn home on October 13. She then turned the gun to her former lover's new romantic interest after catching the two together at the residence, according to police and sources with knowledge of the case. Wu, 31, is a five-year veteran of the force who shot her ex, Jenny Li, 23, after she arrived at the house, planning to spend time with her despite their recent split. Police sources said on October 14 that Wu might have lost her cool after seeing Li with another woman. 

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The incident happened at Li's house on 19th Avenue near 79th Street in Bensonhurst at around 5 pm according to police and law enforcement sources. Wu was waiting outside the house when cops arrived following which she admitted to having shot "someone" inside the house. Wu was "calm and collected" while admitting to the crime, according to NYPD Assistant Chief Michael Kemper who briefed the press on the matter in the evening on October 13. Li's neighbor spoke to New York Post revealing Wu showed no emotion while waiting for the cops outside the house.

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