Israeli police have solved the case of young Bedouin woman Hanan Albakhiri’s disappearance, a resident of Lakiya, who was last seen on May 3 this year.
The police investigation revealed that three members of her family allegedly kidnapped her on the night of her disappearance, murdered her, burned her body, and buried her near their home in Giv’ot Goral. An indictment will be filed against the family members today.
The police came into the picture when Albakhiri’s mother informed of the absence of her 20-year-old daughter. The mother said that her daughter called at around 21:00 saying she was near the Lakiya Council building and on her way home. When she failed to return home, her mother tried unsuccessfully to contact her.
At an early stage of the investigation, there was reasonable suspicion that Albakhiri was no longer alive, so in parallel to the extensive searches, investigators and police “gathered evidence and intelligence using technological and other means” to identify a clue that would lead to the arrest of suspects and deciphering the whereabouts of Hanan’s body.
On May 26, police investigators aided by canine units located Albakhiri’s body next to the suspect’s house at a depth of more than three meters below the ground. Read more at Arutz Sheva.