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New Clues Could Solve Case of the Dutch Girl Lost in Africa<!-- wp:html --><p>Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Handout/Getty</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/ugandas-anti-gay-bill-leads-a-terrifying-domino-effect-across-africa">Uganda’s</a> Murchison Falls National Park is home to much dangerous wildlife. The rivers teem with crocodiles and tusked hippos. <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/american-tourist-kimberly-sue-endicott-and-tour-guide-jean-paul-mirenge-reported-found-in-uganda">Lions and leopards stalk the night</a>. There are <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/apple-tvs-the-elephant-queen-why-we-must-save-the-elephants-or-else">elephants</a> that can crush anything in their path and massive cape buffalos with razor-sharp horns more than three feet across.</p> <p>When 21-year-old Dutch medical student <a href="https://www.findsophia.org/">Sophia Koetsier</a> disappeared here under mysterious circumstances in the autumn of 2015, authorities <a href="https://www.bnnvara.nl/breakfree/videos/587560">tried to blame it</a> on an animal attack, according to Dutch media reports.</p> <p>Eight years later, however, a potential new lead has surfaced. And the new director of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in Uganda has reopened the investigation into Sophia’s mysterious disappearance. Instead of a croc or a big cat, it now appears that Sophia may have fallen prey to the most dangerous species of all: man.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/sophia-koetsier-new-clues-could-solve-case-of-dutch-girl-lost-in-africa">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Handout/Getty

Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park is home to much dangerous wildlife. The rivers teem with crocodiles and tusked hippos. Lions and leopards stalk the night. There are elephants that can crush anything in their path and massive cape buffalos with razor-sharp horns more than three feet across.

When 21-year-old Dutch medical student Sophia Koetsier disappeared here under mysterious circumstances in the autumn of 2015, authorities tried to blame it on an animal attack, according to Dutch media reports.

Eight years later, however, a potential new lead has surfaced. And the new director of the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in Uganda has reopened the investigation into Sophia’s mysterious disappearance. Instead of a croc or a big cat, it now appears that Sophia may have fallen prey to the most dangerous species of all: man.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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