Body of woman recovered from water-well in Turkey’s Denizli
DENİZLİ – Doğan News Agency
AA PhotoThe body of a woman has been found naked and battered with stones inside a water-well in Turkey’s southwestern province of Denizli. Police have detained two brothers suspected of committing the murder.
The woman, identified as Kübra Acar, 52, went missing after leaving her home early on Feb. 10 to graze her herd in the village of Koparan in Denizli.
After she did not return home before dark, Kübra’s husband Hüseyin Acar alerted their relatives and the family started to search for the woman inside a nearby forest.
Upon noticing blood trails, the family called the gendarmerie. The search mission was later expanded to include locals from the village, a fire-fighting team, and officials from the Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
Officials tracked the blood to a nearby water-well, the top of which was covered up with large stones. The fire squad then started to search inside the 15-meter well, which was filled with three cubic meters of water.
Kübra’s clothing was found inside the well and her body was also recovered after a five-hour-long search.
Reports indicate that her head had been smashed with a stone, her hands and feet were tied, and she was thrown into the well naked. Her body has been sent to Pamukkale University Hospital for an autopsy.
Two brothers, identified only by the initials A.O. and R.O., have been detained by the gendarmerie, with eyewitness accounts alleging that their clothes were muddy and covered in dust on the day Kübra went missing.
The news of the killing comes just a day after the body of an unidentified woman was found in a suitcase in Istanbul’s Maltepe district on Feb. 10.
Reports indicate the body was tucked inside a suitcase alongside women’s clothes and a towel. It was found when two people collecting paper products for recycling spotted the suitcase at a livestock bazaar in Maltepe’s Cevizli neighborhood.
Initial reports suggest that the woman was killed a week ago and her body was left at the bazaar on Feb. 10.