Willem Jan Van Der Heijden




Age: 36


Summary: Dutch general director of foreign economic relations at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands who was among one of more than 30 Dutch tourists reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while he was on vacation along with his girlfriend and three colleagues at a beachfront resort in Thailand.



Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami


Born: March 3, 1968


Died: December 26, 2004


Location: Koh Phi Phi, Thailand