Mexico City: Two Israelis found dead in their apartment

Bodies of father, 60, daughter, 24, show signs of struggle; police suspect murder; ZAKA volunteers help brother break into building.

October 17, 2010 13:45
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Mexican police.

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Two Israelis were found dead in their Mexico City apartment on Saturday night, with signs of injury and struggle on their bodies.

The bodies of 60-year-old Moshe Aruh and his daughter 24-year-old Sapir were found in two separate rooms in the apartment.

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Local police opened an investigation into the suspected double-murder, and the bodies were taken for forensic examination.

Initial reports suggested that on Friday, one of the family's daughters, aged 12, returned to their house, tried to enter, but no one opened the door. Neighbors took the girl in and contacted her older brother.

On Saturday night, the brother broke into the apartment, accompanied by ZAKA volunteers in Mexico, and found the 24-year-old's body, and later, the father's body.

The volunteers informed the Foreign Ministry of the suspicious death of the Israeli citizens.

It was suspected that the father and daughter were abducted from the street, taken to their home and murdered.

One of the suspects is the family's driver who disappeared immediately after the incident.

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