Israeli nurses found murdered in Argentina

'Los Andes' newspaper quoted him as saying "someone may have followed them from Israel to harm them, or it could be that someone who hates me here took revenge on me.

Buenos Aires (photo credit: PUBLIC DOMAIN)
Buenos Aires
(photo credit: PUBLIC DOMAIN)
Dr. Lily Pereg, 54,  an associate professor of microbiology at the University of New England in Australia, and her sister Farhiya Sarusi, 63 went to visit Nicolás Gil Pereg in the Mendoza province of Argentina. Now, Pereg is being accused of murdering his own mother and aunt after police found a blood sample on his shirt as well as hair and a cigarette among his belongings.
The bodies of two Israeli nurses were found in a shallow grave the the backyard of the son and nephew the victims.
El Sol newspaper in Argentina reported that Pereg is maintaining his innocence, telling police he last saw his mother and aunt after he accompanied them to the bus station following their visit. Los Andes quoted Pereg as saying "someone may have followed them from Israel to harm them, or it could be that someone who hates me here took revenge on me."
He remains the sole suspect.

El Sol
reported that weapons, ammunition, a large amount of cash and dozens of cats and dogs were found on his property. The daily also said neighbors noted that he recently went from long unkempt hair and beard to a shaved head and face, raising their suspicion level.
Gil Pereg was known locally as "Floda Reltih," an anagram for the name Adolf Hitler, i24 News reported.
The two nurses were missing for two weeks, resulting in Israel Police investigators being requested in Argentina and a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for a private investigator, JTA reported.
The site said the suspect is the local chairman of five companies established by his mother.



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