Two police officers were detained on Wednesday, the third police officers was detained earlier today. The Antwerp judicial authorities suspect that they botched crimes reports pertaining to the disappearance .
Vera Van Laer was 30 when she disappeared in 1996. An investigation into her disappearance that was launched at the time drew a blank.
The investigation was reopened two years ago and earlier this week Ms Van Laer’s former partner was detained on suspicion of murder.