Beduin teen murdered, body found burnt in Rahat

Female suspect arrested for alleged involvement in killing of 17-year-old Kayis Abu-Siam; suspect reportedly a relative of the victim.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 18, 2011 12:11
Crime scene

Police 311. (photo credit: Channel 2 [file])

Police on Friday identified the 17-year-old boy whose body was found burned overnight Thursday in the Beduin city of Rahat and arrested a woman suspected of involvement in his murder.

The boy, who was murdered and whose body was burned, was identified as Kayis Abu-Siam.

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The Rahat resident who was arrested for suspected involvement in his murder was reportedly a family member of Abu-Siam.

The body of the teenager was found burnt behind a gas station in the Beduin town of Rahat overnight Thursday.

Magen David Adom Negev crews pronounced the boy's death on arrival.

Police said signs of violence were found on the body.

Authorities were investigating the circumstances of the incident.


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