Turkish woman detained after mother’s body found inside sofabed

Turkish woman detained after mother’s body found inside sofabed

İZMİR - Anadolu Agency
Turkish woman detained after mother’s body found inside sofabed

A woman was detained in the Konak district of the western province of İzmir over her possible connection to the death of her mother. 

“My mother has been dead for three days, I have been sleeping on her body,” shouted the 43-year-old-woman, identified as Hatice A., on the balcony of her apartment on Aug. 18.

The neighbors then called the police for help.

When units from the public security department entered the apartment, they found the body of her mother, 66-year-old Gülümser Bulut, wrapped in a blanket in a sofabed.

The 43-year old-woman, who has been living with her mother for 14 years, has been detained.

In her testimony at the police center, the woman claimed the last time she had seen her mother was on the morning of Aug. 16. When she returned home from work that day, she did not find her home and called the police, the suspect said.

When she sensed a sharp smell in the house, she opened the cover of the sofabed and found her mother’s body inside, the suspect told the police.

However, the police found she had not informed authorities of her mother’s disappearance and had only discussed it with her aunt on Aug. 18.

Police are still investigating the case.

Turkey, Crime, death