The Murder of Joe

On April 12, 2006, Joe Van Holsbeeck was killed with several stab wounds, in the middle of a Brussels train station. The teenager was seventeen years old. The aggression took place at the height of the rush hour, and the media took over the case very quickly. A wave of considerable emotion swept across the country. Investigators immediately deployed significant resources to find the two individuals. This highly publicized hunt kept the Belgians in suspense for several weeks and sparked debates about security and juvenile delinquency.