MARCH 21 2012 14:29h
Bodies of murder victims dissolved in acid
The house where the bodies were dismembered was in Germany but the case is being tried in the Netherlands because the accused family is from Holland, The Local reported.
Authorities arrested the mother and two adult sons of the family but the father and an adult daughter fled and are believed to be in South America.
Prosecutors told a Dutch court the first victim, Alan Gergeri of Iraq, was stabbed to death with an ice pick in 2009.
Authorities searched the family's house across the border in Tuddern, Germany, while investigating the disappearance in 2011 of another Iraqi, Mohammed al Jader.
"When his body was discovered, it had been almost totally dissolved in acid; there was hardly anything left of him," a prosecution spokeswoman said. "We also found remains of the other man."
The trial of the family is not expected to begin until May 2013.
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, March 21 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in the Netherlands said a family cut up the bodies of two men they killed and dissolved their remains in acid before flushing them down the toilet.