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(photo credit: Reuters/Benoit Tessier)
An 80-year-old woman was murdered in the Gilo neighborhood of Jerusalem by a
homeless man who had lived with her for about a month, police reported on
The woman’s children reported her missing to the police,
firefighters and Magen David Adom on Thursday afternoon. Officials arrived at
the apartment and found the door locked, and when they entered the apartment it
was empty, so they continued their search throughout the city.
reported in the evening that his mother was still missing, so police returned to
the apartment and saw the 61-year-old homeless man run inside and lock the door.
Police broke into the apartment through the window and discovered the body of
According to the victim’s children, the man had arrived a few
months earlier from Russia and had a history of mental illness, including
hospitalizations in mental institutions. The man was immediately arrested and
taken for questioning. He is not cooperating with the investigation.
Friday, the suspect was remanded at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court until
Monday. The judge placed a media ban on any details identifying the victim.