Pitch invader found dead in trash in Denizli

Pitch invader found dead in trash in Denizli

DENİZLİ - Doğan News Agency
Pitch invader found dead in trash in Denizli

Ahmet Cengiz was found dead only a few hours this picture was taken. DHA Photo

A man who briefly invaded the pitch during a football match between two western Anatolian clubs has been found dead in a trash bin, shortly after being released from police custody.

Ahmet Cengiz, 28, jumped onto the pitch from the stands on the 45th minute of the TFF League 1 match between Denizlispor and Tavşanlı Linyitspor in Denizli on April 6. Police escorted Cengiz and briefly detained him in the stadium, releasing him after he later gave his testimony.

A scrap dealer then found the dead body of a man wrapped in a blanket dumped in a trash bin in the early hours of April 7. Police identified the man as Cengiz from his fingerprints.

Early investigations indicate that the man was killed by blows to his head and various parts of his body with a hard object. Cengiz was wearing a red-yellow wristband on one hand and a navy blue-yellow one on the other.

Police have launched an full investigation into the incident while the body of Cengiz, who was from the western Anatolian town Afyonkarahisar, has been transferred to the nearby Pamukkale University for an autopsy.