According to the story, his own brother is a suspect in the case and has been arrested.
This is such a terrible thing for the family--the only thing worse I can imagine than losing a family member is when another family member is the suspected criminal.
Halman was one of just 9 players to appear in MLB born in the Netherlands:
|1||Bert Blyleven HOF||22||1970||1992||2||699||Zeist||*1|
|7||Win Remmerswaal||2||1979||1980||0||22||The Hague||/1|
It appears he is the first major-league player to die in the Netherlands, as Baseball-Reference.com doesn't show any players who died there. That makes sense looking at the above list, since most of those players are still alive and those who played in the 1800s likely immigrated to the United States and ultimately died here.
Halman was one of 69 players to appear in at least 2 games at each of the 3 outfield positions in 2011.
He had several big hits for the Mariners in 2011 and his best game came on June 5th when his 2-out 2-run triple broke a 7th inning tie and helped the Mariners beat the Rays 9-6.