A Belgian living in Even Sapir was detained for police questioning Thursday on suspicion that he buried a dead friend in his yard without a permit some 10 years ago.
Police and Zaka rescue and recovery organization volunteers exhumed a skeleton from the suspect’s property, and transferred it to the L. Greenberg Forensic Institute at Abu Kabir for examination.
No foul play is suspected, and the Belgian man was released on bail later on Thursday.
The investigation began after Jerusalem police received an anonymous letter saying that a resident of Even Sapir, a moshav adjacent to Jerusalem, had buried a man in the locale. Investigators launched an intensive probe and reached the foreign national in his 60s.