Daily Israel Report

Police: Turkish National Murdered Woman, Cut Body

The woman's headless body was found in a suitcase in Tel Aviv last Saturday.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 8/7/2013, 9:59 AM

Murder scene (archive)
Murder scene (archive)
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Police disclosed Wednesday morning that they have arrested the suspect in the murder of a woman whose headless body was discovered Saturday in Tel Aviv. The body had been chopped up into several pieces.

The suspect is a Turkish national, aged about 50. The murdered woman was called Densie Lana, and was an immigrant worker from Romania. Her age was given as being about 30.

The complete gag order on the investigation, which was in force until Wednesday, was meant to hinder the possible escape of the murderer, or any accomplice he may have had, from Israeli territory. The decision to lift the gag order was reached after the suspect was arrested.

The suspect and the victim appear to have had a financial dispute.

The body was discovered on Hagan street in Tel Aviv by a man who passed on a bicycle, who noticed the suitcase and tried to move it but found that it was suspiciously heavy. He called the police.