CLICK). The mother of one of the accused originally admitted burning the paintings in her stove to destroy evidence against her son. She then retracted her confession. Above are a few of the remains found in ashes in her stove, typical of burnt oil paintings. One of the accused has promised to return five of the seven missing paintings if he gets a deal. Another of the accused is on the run. And still no arrest in Holland! The thieves must have had inside help. What a shambles!