With a long line of pickup trucks, balloons and torches, more than a hundred people commemorated Gino this afternoon. The commemoration was organized by the two sisters of the killed boy from Maastricht. He would have celebrated his tenth birthday today.
Gino was a lover of pickup trucks, sisters Kelly and Naomi say at 1Limburg. Hence the ride-out of dozens of Dodge Rams past the house where Gino used to live with his mother.
The parade was greeted with fireworks:
The car that preceded the line of trucks had white number plates with black inscription ‘Always together’. “We want to reflect on the terrible events, what they have done and are doing to us and draw attention to this because this must never happen again,” said Kelly and Naomi.
At the beginning of June last year, Gino disappeared from a football field in Kerkrade. What followed was an amber alert and a search with hundreds of volunteers. After a few days, Gino’s lifeless body was found in Geleen, in a garden near the house of suspect Donny M. (22).
M. has confessed that he killed the boy. Last Wednesday, the judiciary reported that DNA traces of Gino were found in his house. It is still unclear when the trial against the suspect will start.
Five months after her son was found dead, his mother passed away. “She has had many setbacks in life, but she could not handle this, the grief for her son,” the sisters said earlier at 1Limburg.
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