The family of Ingrid Visser and Lodewijk Severein asks to be left in peace and requests some restraint regarding media coverage
Since early this morning, the family of the murdered Ingrid Visser and Lodewijk Severein is being confronted with reports regarding the the death of the two, containing gruesome details. Yet, the family has not yet been informed by the authorities about any of the mentioned details.
It is incomprehensible for the families that the press got a hold of these specifics sooner then the family itself. The way certain media seem to feel the need to report about these details is perceived as very shocking and almost unbearable to the family.
The family feels supported by the reaction of many people at home and abroad, via email, phone and social media, in which they have expressed their utmost disgust about the contributions of certain media.
The family is very grateful for the commitment and interest that the media has shown during the days when the family was still looking for Ingrid and Lodewijk and is aware of the fact that broadcasting news is inevitable. In addition, the family also realizes that only parts of the media felt the need to publish these specific details. For now, the family requests the media, to do there work with respect to the family and loved ones and asks them to be reticent where possible to prevent unnecessary suffering for relatives, friends and all others associated with them.
The family wishes to process their loss in peace and requests everyone to take that into consideration.