18-year-old girl found dead in canal in Aegean province
MUĞLA – Doğan News Agency
DHA PhotoAn 18-year-old girl has been found dead in a canal after being murdered, three days after she went missing in Turkey’s Aegean province of Muğla.
Cansu Kaya, 18, was found dead on June 17 in the Dalyan canal by her sister Burcu Kaya, who had been searching for her since June 14.
Kaya’s funeral was held in the town after an autopsy was conducted, in which signs of rape were also found.
Her body was found without clothes and divers have been searching for clues in the canal.
Kaya had been staying in a small hotel in the touristic town of Dalyan, where she was working as a waitress in a restaurant.
Gendarmerie forces have detained three people, including Kaya’s boyfriend, for questioning.
Osman Kaya, 50, the father of the young victim, demanded immediate punishment for those found guilty.
“Three people are currently being questioned. I want those who did this to be found and punished immediately,” he said.
Muğla Governor Amir Çiçek said a special team has been appointed for the case. The team has started to examine security cameras in the streets for clues.
This is only the latest in a string of high-profile cases of murders of women in Turkey, and many people took to social media to condemn the killing, demanding harsher penalties for such crimes. The hashtag #cansukaya has become a worldwide Twitter trending topic since news of the crime broke.