VIDEO: Dismembered body of unidentified woman found at landfill site in Black Sea town
ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency
DHA PhotoDismembered body parts of an unidentified woman have been found at a landfill site in Turkey’s Black Sea town of Şile.
Officials working at the site informed local authorities on Aug. 13 after discovering the body parts.
District gendarmerie command and law and order teams have launched an investigation, while the district public prosecutor has been notified.
The crime scene investigation revealed that the body parts belonged to a woman aged between 18 and 35.
Remnants of the woman’s arms and skin were found, but no trace of her head, legs, internal organs or bones could be located.
No documents were found that could enable identifying the deceased. The body was transferred to the Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK) in Istanbul for a postmortem, while the authorities are continuing their investigation.
The case could be the latest murder in Turkey’s deteriorating record on violence against women. According to data from the “We Will Stop Femicide Platform,” the number of murders of women in Turkey has seen a sharp rise since 2008, when the platform started publishing monthly and annual reports. Some 154 women were murdered in the first seven months of 2015, up from 80 in 2008.