Rehovot murder 311.
(photo credit: Yaakov Lappin)
A 59-year-old man was arrested on Saturday for the murder of a
76-year-old woman in her home in Rehovot on Friday.
Rahel Schneider was killed in her home in Rehovot on Friday evening, in what
may have been a robbery gone wrong.
The suspect's remand was extended by five days by a court on Saturday evening.
The victim was
found dead by emergency officials after her son called the police. Magen David
Adom paramedics said they found the woman lying on her bed without a
Schneider’s son, who works as a security guard, told police he
returned home from a shift and found his mother dead in the
Schneider also had two daughters, who gave statements to
police on Friday.
The Central Police District’s Central Unit, which
handles serious violent crimes, took charge of the investigation. A
court-imposed media ban on all details of the investigation was obtained by
police on Friday night.
Stunned neighbors gathered around the building’s
entrance on Rehov Rojinski.
The victim’s large white husky dog stood near
“I’m in shock. I didn’t hear or see anything,” one
Avia Zemertov, 17, who lives in the building, said her own
apartment was targeted by thieves last month. “Someone broke into our
stole jewellery,” Zemertov said. “It’s scary. I used to see her
every day. She was a very fragile lady, always smiling, always polite,”
added, holding back tears.
“I can’t believe this happened.
someone first said there was a murder in our building I thought he was
Police forensic officers began collecting samples, and a
mobile forensics unit arrived outside the apartment on Friday evening.