A 22-year-old Jewish Russian woman was murdered in Moscow last week, allegedly by a shuttle driver, an Israeli report said Tuesday night.
Rivka (Irena) Tsipishev disappeared last Friday after getting on a shuttle that was supposed to take her home, the report said. Police investigations eventually led to the arrest of the shuttle driver, who told authorities where to locate the body.
Tsipishev was buried Tuesday, in a funeral attended by family, friends, Jewish community members and Russia’s chief rabbi Berel Lazar.
“Rivka was a special person with a special soul,” said Lazar, who had accompanied Tsipishev — along with a thousand other young Russian Jews — on a trip to Italy that ended last week.
Read more at Times of Israel.