Israeli woman strangled to death by ex-husband in Ashdod

The ex-husband called police to confess and turn himself in, according to reports. A suspect was arrested shortly after.

 Israel Police officer in a police car (photo credit: FLASH90)
Israel Police officer in a police car
(photo credit: FLASH90)

An Israeli woman in her 50s was found dead in her Ashdod home on Monday, Israel Police said.

Police said the incident is being treated as a suspected murder. As reported by KAN News, the woman was strangled to death by her ex-husband. The two were separated for over five years and have one child together, according to N12.

A Magen David Adom (MDA) paramedic reported the woman was found unconscious with visible choke marks across her neck.

 Israeli women hold fake coffins symbolizing the murders of women killed in domestic violence as part of a nationwide strike  protesting the violence against women, December 2018 (credit: MIRIAM ALSTER/FLASH90) Israeli women hold fake coffins symbolizing the murders of women killed in domestic violence as part of a nationwide strike protesting the violence against women, December 2018 (credit: MIRIAM ALSTER/FLASH90)

According to KAN News, the ex-husband called police to confess and turn himself in and Israel Police confirmed a suspect was arrested shortly after officers arrived at the scene.

However, it has not yet been confirmed that the 54-year-old suspect is in fact her ex-husband. According to N12, the victim filed a domestic violence complaint to police five years prior. 

This is a developing story.