Fugitive serial killer caught in southern Turkey after four years on the run

Fugitive serial killer caught in southern Turkey after four years on the run

ADANA - Doğan News Agency
Fugitive serial killer caught in southern Turkey after four years on the run

A fugitive serial killer who murdered six people has finally been caught in the southern province of Adana after he tried to visit his wife in hospital.

Thirty seven-year-old Adem Bozkurt was released in 2013 after spending five years in jail, when the court deemed his prison sentence finished.

However, shortly after his release he was sentenced to more than 94 years in prison for killing one child and five adults in the eastern province of Elazığ back in 2008.

On the run for four years, he successfully evaded police capture by constantly changing his address and avoiding contact with relatives and friends.

Officials concluded that he worked unregistered daily jobs to make a living.

But the fugitive slipped up when he decided to visit his wife, who was severely ill, at a hospital in Adana. At that moment he was living in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.

Police formed a team to monitor the killer’s wife and family, surveilling the hospital for two months before catching him early on Nov. 23 in the emergency ward.

Turkey, serial killer, Adana