The televisionprogramme Time for Max tonight with an extra broadcast about the Tanja Groen case and the De Gouden Tip foundation. Crime reporter Peter R. de Vries recently set up the foundation to raise money for a breakthrough in the student’s disappearance case.
Tanja’s parents are present in Omroep Max’s special tonight, as well as the co-initiator of the Simon Vuyk foundation. He is good friends with De Vries and has worked with him as editor-in-chief for years.
The reason for the broadcast and the presence of Tanja’s parents is the attack on De Vries, exactly a week ago, after a broadcast of RTL Boulevard. “The parents have been completely devastated since that evening. I had to do something to ensure that we can all continue,” said Vuyk this morning in the newspaper. NOS Radio 1 News.
Royce de Vries, son of the crime reporter, announced the broadcast on Twitter:
Tanja Groen disappeared in 1993 after a party during the introduction week of Maastricht University. It is a case “without any trace”, according to Vuyk. “We made our first report in 1994. After that, we paid so much attention to it so often big and small, but the case has always remained locked. We don’t know anything, except that she left that student party on her bike. it’s the hardest thing of all.”
Collecting money for a reward of one million euros, for the person who gives the golden tip that leads to Tanja, is according to Vuyk “an ultimate attempt” to get things going. “Everything has been tried. We have to go as far as possible for that one chance that there is someone who knows more and points out Tanja.”
‘Things will never be the same’
Vuyk has had a hard time since the attack on his friend, he said. “Abomination. Horror. I have to think of those kinds of terms. It evokes a lot in you. And life-changing, it is. You notice that you are so involved with each other that things will never be the same again.”
He hopes that a million euros will be raised for the foundation soon. “When Peter wakes up, I want to tell him we’ve got that million.”
The special broadcast of Time for Max can be seen live on NPO1 at 7 p.m.