Well-known Turkish Jewish couple found murdered

By JTA
August 23, 2014 02:43

77-year-old man and his 69-year-old wife were found in their Istanbul home; police investigating, suspect couple's caretaker.




Crime scene [illustrative]

Crime scene [illustrative]. (photo credit:INGIMAGE)

A prominent Turkish Jewish couple were found murdered in their Istanbul home.

Police discovered the bodies of husband and wife, Jak Karako, 77, and Georgia Karako, 69, inside their apartment on Friday. They had been stabbed multiple times.

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The Karakos were the former owners of Ören Bayan, one of Turkey’s most famous textile companies. According to media reports, the police are searching for the couple’s caretaker, whom they suspect of committing the crime.

According to the Daily Sabah newspaper, police entered the apartment after relatives were unable to contact the couple.



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