Police arrest boyfriend of Beersheba woman found dead on highway in South

Investigators are now working on trying to determine a motive, as well as whether or not the victim was already dead when she was thrown from the car.

By
August 20, 2015 05:25
1 minute read.
Israel Police

Israel Police logo. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The boyfriend of a Beersheba woman found dead on Route 4 last weekend was arrested this week on suspicion of murdering her, police said Wednesday.

Bahya Maana, 22, was found dead near the highway’s Nitzanim junction in the South on Saturday. Her boyfriend, who had been driving the car with her and a friend of his inside, told investigators that he had begun arguing with Maana and that she had insisted he stop the car. At that point, he said, she got out and was hit by an oncoming vehicle.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Police disputed the claim, however, and after carrying out an initial investigation over the past few days, they took the boyfriend and his friend into custody.

Investigators are now working on trying to determine a motive, as well as whether or not Maana was already dead when she was thrown from the car.

The boyfriend has denied the allegations against him, and on Wednesday the Ashdod Magistrate’s Court ordered him kept in custody for a week.

The announcement of the arrest came a day after police in the Negev subdistrict reported arresting the parents of a woman from the Beduin Abu Queder clan on suspicion of involvement in her murder. The cause of death in that case was originally determined to be suicide, until an autopsy at the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute ruled the cause of death to be foul play

Related Content

Quneitra
July 21, 2018
Syrian regime pounds ISIS near Golan

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN