Two suspects in jail for the murder of a 65-year-old lady on the Left Bank (Antwerp)

Two suspects in jail for the murder of a 65-year-old lady on the Left Bank (Antwerp)
Two suspects in jail for the murder of a 65-year-old lady on the Left Bank (Antwerp)

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The council chamber in Antwerp confirmed the arrest of a 78-year-old woman and a 53-year-old man on Tuesday. They are suspected of the murder of a 65-year-old lady in an apartment on the Left Bank in July.

The Antwerp police received an emergency call on July 16 from an apartment on Reinaartlaan on the Left Bank. The patrol found the body of a 65-year-old woman at the scene. “At the first observations, clear traces of violence were noticed on the body. The public prosecutor then requested the investigating judge for murder,” said public prosecutor Kristof Aerts. That same night a disembarkation was organized.

The 78-year-old resident of the apartment made a statement about the day in question and the course of the facts. She was brought before the investigating judge, who decided to arrest her. The local detective of the Antwerp police conducted the further investigation and found out that someone still lived in the apartment.

The 53-year-old man finally turned himself in to the police on July 29. He indicated that he was also present in the apartment that day. After his interrogation, he was brought before the investigating judge, who also placed him under an arrest warrant.

Alcohol

“At this point in the investigation, it seems that the victim, who lived in Wilrijk, went to visit her friend on Linkeroever in the afternoon. Both have roots in Kyrgyzstan,” says Aerts. “A lot of alcohol was allegedly drunk, after which an argument broke out in the evening that got completely out of hand.”

After the death of her friend, the 78-year-old woman called relatives, who arrived on the scene and informed the police. The judicial investigation into the exact circumstances continues. This must, among other things, show why the resident had kept silent about the presence of the other man in her initial statements. It may be a mother and son, but that is still unclear.

The article is in Dutch

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