Retired IDF officer confesses murder

Shimon Pinto's body found after suspect leads police to site along Route 6, where it was buried.

crime scene 248 88 generic (photo credit: Courtesy)
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The body of Shimon Pinto, 35, from Sderot, who went missing last week, was found Tuesday night along Route 6. The body was found after Pinto's former business partner, a retired IDF officer, admitted to having killed him. According to police, the relationship between the two had soured following a business dispute. Police suspect the victim owed the suspect a significant sum of money. The suspect, a 40-year-old resident of the North, led police to the site where he buried the body, under a bridge on Route 6, near Shoham. The suspect, who is licensed to carry a firearm, claimed that he shot Pinto in self defense. He is set to be remanded in custody on Thursday. Early on Wednesday morning, police informed the Pinto family that Shimon's body had been found. Pinto had been reported missing since Tuesday last week.