A Jewish man was killed in his apartment in Paris, where the victim’s twin brother found his lifeless body bound and with a plastic bag covering his face, reports said.
The victim was identified as Jeremy Dahan. His brother had called a locksmith to open the door of the apartment in the city’s 12th District, near the eastern suburb of Bagnolet, where Jeremy Dahan was overseeing renovations of an apartment he owns. He had hired two Moldovan workers for the job.
Police have arrested one of the workers and are searching for the second one, the JForum news site reported Thursday.
Dahan’s wife, who is pregnant with their first child, called the brother and asked him to look for her husband after he failed to return home.
Police believe the motive for the crime is financial, according to the report. Jeremy Dahan’s car and an expensive wrist watch were missing.
In recent years, France has seen several cases of extreme violence against Jewish victims whose attackers singled them out for robbery, rape and murder because they were Jewish.
Last month Two people were charged with the murder of an 85-year-old French Jewish Holocaust survivor, who was stabbed repeatedly and whose body was then set alight in a crime being treated as anti-Semitic.
Mireille Knoll, who escaped a mass roundup of Jews in Paris during World War II, was found dead in her apartment in eastern Paris by firefighters called to extinguish a blaze.
One of the suspects is a Muslim neighbor in his twenties whom she knew well and who had visited her that day.
Prosecutors last week said the mother of the defendant identified in the media as Yassine M. helped her son destroy evidence to cover up his alleged involvement in the slaying.
He has denied any involvement in the crime. His mother also denied destroying evidence.
On April 4, 2017, a 66-year-old Jewish woman, Sarah Halimi, was beaten and thrown to her death from the window of her Paris apartment, allegedly by a neighbor who shouted about Allah. He is claiming temporary insanity.