The building where the couple was found in Jerusalem on January 13, 2019.
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
There is mounting suspicion that the brutal double murder of a Jerusalem couple a month ago was criminal rather than terrorist-related as was first suspected, according to Israel Police.
There was a significant breakthrough in the case on Monday when two relatives of the couple were questioned, the Police said.
A suspect was arrested and questioned on potential involvement in the murder the day after the couple's bodies were discovered, but who was subsequently released following a court order. The suspect was a cleaner who worked in the building in which Tamar Kadouri, 67, and her husband Yehuda, 71, were found dead in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem.
The couple's murder was a particularly brutal one - they was slashed to death with a knife that the murderer found at the scene.
When the couple had not been seen for several days, rescuers broke into their apartment and discovered their bodies with marks of violence on them.
A team of fire fighters entered the apartment through the balcony of the house, where they found the body of Yehuda laying in puddle of blood and Tamar's in a similar blood puddle in another room. The investigation revealed that the couple was murdered.
Maariv Online contributed to this report.
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