70-year-old J'lem woman found stabbed to death at home

Police suspect woman may have been mugged before being killed; family breaks into Abu Tor home after woman does not answer.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 5, 2010 19:19
70-year-old J'lem woman found stabbed to death at home

bloody knife 88. (photo credit: )

The body of a 70-year-old Arab woman was found stabbed to death in her house in the Abu Tor neighborhood of Jerusalem on Friday.

Authorities said that the body showed signs of violence.

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Police suspect that the woman may have been mugged before she was killed.

The family of the woman arrived at the house and found the door locked. Once the realized that the woman was not answering to their calls they broke into the house and found the body body.

Police reported that an unknown number of people entered the house while the woman was alone, stabbed her, stole a number of expensive items and then fled the scene.

Initial investigations showed that the woman was stabbed to death a number of times before her body was discovered.


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