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Posted on: December 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Holland Police Arrest Homicide Suspect

***UPDATE 12/29/2021 9:00 A.M****

The suspect is identified as Enrique Estrada III of Holland.  He was arraigned on a single count of Open Murder with bond denied at this time.  

The victim is identified as Katherine Rutgers.

The case remains under investigation.  


December 28, 2021

To: Area Media

From:  Captain Robert Buursma

REF:       Homicide Suspect Arrested in Holland

The Holland Police have arrested a 28-year-old Holland man in connection to a homicide which occurred this past weekend.

Holland police were originally called on December 26 shortly after 9:00 p.m. to a residence in the 200 block of W 9th street on a report of a 25-year-old female who had been found deceased in her residence. The initial investigation into the incident determined that the death was suspicious and detectives were called in for further investigation.

Over the past couple days HDPS detectives have continued the investigation and determined the death was a homicide.  A suspect, who was well known to the victim, was identified and eventually arrested for the homicide.

The Ottawa County Prosecutor’s office has authorized an Open Murder warrant for the suspect. It is anticipated the suspect will be arraigned later today or possibly tomorrow.  Names will be released after arraignment.   

The investigation continues to be an on-going active investigation and detectives are still following up on additional information.

Anyone who has information that may help in this investigation is asked to contact the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1150 or email investigators at  Persons wishing to remain anonymous may contact Silent Observer by calling 1-877-887-4536, texting OCMTIP and your message to 274637 or you may go online and submit a tip using the online form at

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